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  • #608607
    Nikon
    218 Posts

    I’ve been working all weekend which sucks cause the weather here was great. That does mean that I have Mon-Wed off and am going hiking tomorrow to check on the conditions at the local spot here in NH. Not gonna bring the board as I am gonna bring the dog and attempt to let him off the leash. That way if I spend 3 hours searching for him I don’t miss out on riding. I’m gonna ride on Tues if the snow is good. Looks like its gonna be warm and good though. I guess there is 1 advantage to being further south than the good stuff in VT – at least it’s been staying fairly warm here in central NH so it’s not a constant freeze/thaw state.

    #608608
    twostowe
    56 Posts

    at Mansfield both days this weekend

    Sat 3/14 sunny, but low temps overnight from friday = firm, with softening conditions throughout the afternoon, S aspects best choice (Spruce).

    Sun 3/15 warmer overnight into Sunday, 40 degrees and rising in the sun at 930. Beautiful day. Primo corn harvest. Big BBQ in the lot. Tailgate until 6 pm. Sun stays up over the nose till 530ish now.

    Looks like more of the same today and tomorrow.

    #608609
    twostowe
    56 Posts

    3/16 Bolton

    Digging the extra light these days, skinned a lap at timberline and found soft, buttery corn on all W-SW aspects.

    Holding onto hope that winter will be back later in the week, but enjoying the vitamin D while it lasts.

    Planning on getting out again tomorrow afternoon ~4:00 in case anyone is interested, most likely Bolton again. Can’t beat the sunsets

    #608610
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    tue mar 17

    happy st. patty’s everyone – a guiness and shot of jameson for all…

    we held off on heading to whites on sunday due to expected temps at elevation and winds, along w/ a sketchy avy report telling of mandatory crampons and ice axes for any am approach. hit wind gap area (VT) via fc instead, then back across the circ and down bh from ridge. great loop, all day sun. fyi, first time approach on fc was not as skin friendly as we hoped w/ multiple drainage crossings, will prolly approach from eastern slopes via n. duxbury nxt time.

    found GREAT corn on SW aspects, took time for turns and some sniffing around which awarded us w/ new found terrain w/ real good springtime potential.

    sounds like bolton and others are into a good corn cycle too per twostowe, may have to plan a misty rendevous this week bro. unfort, my schedule today (tues) is tight. got corn turns up here in worcester yesterday afternoon though out in the cow pasture. totally fun…

    nxt w/end looks sunny again, more corn and turns anyone??

    this mid-week to bring some mixed precip for wed.

    #608611
    twostowe
    56 Posts

    Tues, 3/17

    Celebrated in style at Bolt’n w/VTBackcountry. Softish snow made for fun turns, plenty of sun made for good times.

    Currently on/off light rain in Waterbury, possible flurries overnight w/colder overnight temps forecast for the next 10 days.

    Spring conditions for now.

    #608612
    willyo617
    33 Posts

    rode (kinda) tux – 3/21

    :thatrocks:

    http://timefortuckerman.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11308

    http://www.vimeo.com/3808878

    we will get dumped on again –

    -will

    #608613
    Nikon
    218 Posts

    @willyo617 wrote:

    rode (kinda) tux – 3/21

    :thatrocks:

    http://timefortuckerman.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11308

    http://www.vimeo.com/3808878

    we will get dumped on again –

    -will

    Nice – snow looked good. How long did it take you to skin sherburne? I’ve only hiked up – never skinned.

    #608614
    willyo617
    33 Posts

    @nikon wrote:

    @willyo617 wrote:

    rode (kinda) tux – 3/21

    :thatrocks:

    http://timefortuckerman.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11308

    http://www.vimeo.com/3808878

    we will get dumped on again –

    -will

    Nice – snow looked good. How long did it take you to skin sherburne? I’ve only hiked up – never skinned.

    not sure — last year it took me like 1.5 hours?

    Its not a race…

    I’ve skinned 15+ miles on the splitty in one day before ..

    sometimes skinning is as rewarding as riding…

    -will

    #608615
    Nikon
    218 Posts

    @willyo617 wrote:

    not sure — last year it took me like 1.5 hours?
    Its not a race…
    I’ve skinned 15+ miles on the splitty in one day before ..
    sometimes skinning is as rewarding as riding…
    -will

    I agree but I’m prolly going with some guys that will be hiking so I was thinking about the comparision between the skinning and the hiking. It’s been so long since I’ve been so i guess it’s just gonna be a whole new experience. I’m thinking I’ll be faster on the skins than I would be hiking.

    #608616
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    @nikon wrote:

    I’m thinking I’ll be faster on the skins than I would be hiking.

    i agree. just expect your skins to get wet and stay wet. as long as you’re not transitioning from wet to dry snow, you should be set. gotta love not carrying your board…
    just boot the headwall when you get to it. then skin up across the east snowfields to the summit & observatory.
    w/ strong & experienced group in future, the N ridge off summit slowly drops you into the great gulf and down to the lake via airplane gulch, if interested (full day+ deal, if not 2). boot back up to get out. watch for big high pressure for this assault.

    enjoy.

    #608617
    Nikon
    218 Posts

    @vtbackcountry wrote:

    @nikon wrote:

    I’m thinking I’ll be faster on the skins than I would be hiking.

    i agree. just expect your skins to get wet and stay wet. as long as you’re not transitioning from wet to dry snow, you should be set. gotta love not carrying your board…
    just boot the headwall when you get to it. then skin up across the east snowfields to the summit & observatory.
    w/ strong & experienced group in future, the N ridge off summit slowly drops you into the great gulf and down to the lake via airplane gulch, if interested (full day+ deal, if not 2). boot back up to get out. watch for big high pressure for this assault.

    enjoy.

    Thanks. I’m really looking forward to exploring. I’ve been a number of times but have always stuck to the main bowl and Hillman’s. I’m plannin on heading up on 4/8 and it looks like I’ll be going at it alone for this trip. Will prolly do another one on a weekend at some point this year. My dad is interested but is thinking that he’d rather wait til a little later in month or even going at it in May. Good enough – two trips is good enough for me.

    #608619
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    So hummm… yeah… snow updates…. hmmm….

    Last Sunday Jay got 5-7 in of snow… Mad river got about 12in according to some reports…

    Snow on and off this week produced a couple of inches…

    This weekend should be great… but not much warmth for great corn…

    Might head out to washington…Big Jay is pretty much finished because of the logging… or still rideable if you want to walk in mud for a mile or two… Other areas are too low… so the last parts are sketchy or else all melted…

    #608618
    Nikon
    218 Posts

    We got a sick amount of precip so the riding is awes…….oh yeah, we got a shitload of rain for 5 days straight. Make it worse? Sure why not, it poured on the days that I was gonna hit Tucks.

    Gonna try another go this coming week, Wed or Fri. I’d prefer to go Thurs but I’m due in court so that’ll have to come first. I hope the weather holds.

    I changed my mind too – I’m goin for Gulf of Slides, not Tuck’s itself. I’ll be going alone too so I’ll have plenty of time for my own pace and plenty of pics. :thatrocks:

    #608620
    willyo617
    33 Posts

    Will be in in MT washington area 19th-21st :thatrocks:

    pm if wanting to meet up..

    #608621
    Nikon
    218 Posts

    @willyo617 wrote:

    Will be in in MT washington area 19th-21st :thatrocks:

    pm if wanting to meet up..

    you hafta pick days I’m workin don’t ya. What route you taking to get over there? Depending on time of day and route you may pass through where I’m working.

    #608622
    samblack
    21 Posts

    Hit Mt Marcy on weds. Lovely day in the adirondacks. Snowline was probably about halfway up (mileage wise)-got to split starting at a bridge just before it starts getting steeper. Corny on the east hiking ridge. Winter like on the north aspect, even a little recycled pow at treeline. Looks like it will have snow for a while. Trail down low was pretty muddy in areas. It was nice getting out on the split after not really riding this winter.

    #608623
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    where’s that last big dump we’ve all been waiting for since about march 2nd?? march and april have been a complete bust!
    i know it’s out there, but MAN, it’s really feeling like spring here lately… maybe winter will slide away quietly this year.

    still looks like plenty of coverage in whites and on adk slides, otherwise only snow left here is at the resort (bolton was nice the past month or so for laps at timberline). the hump is bare.

    guess i’ll bust out my fishing gear and check my favorite hole.

    til next year – peace out all.

    #608624
    surfsnowywaves
    60 Posts

    now now, it’ll be ok. and actually, if you look at the snow stake, it’s still reading a whopping 83 inches!!!

    if you interpret the graph quite simply, that’s a deeper snowpack that the deepest on average!

    what does this boil down to?

    THERE IS STILL SKINNING TO BE DONE! in fact, spruce peak has coverage on main street from near the base of sunsation quad. mansfield side of things looks completely solid (i rode the lifts on sunday) and gondola is still 100% as well. how things will fare this weekend? i don’t know, we’ll see. but the season is far from over my good sir.

    #608625
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    @vtbackcountry wrote:

    otherwise only snow left here is at the resort

    @surfsnowywaves wrote:

    now now, it’ll be ok. THERE IS STILL SKINNING TO BE DONE

    yep, as acknowledged, many resorts are still in good shape…

    but fyi, no true bc turns left here in VT this season, if anyone’s curious. pretty much what i was getting at before. 😉

    if lapping resort runs do it for you, more power to you, really. go for it. i guess i’ve just lost interest in familiar resort laps w/ no signif new snow in 7 weeks (seriously). kinda like milking knee high waves in jersey for a couple months… then again, at least you’re in the water.

    i hear you. enjoy if you’re out, and report back —

    #608626
    willyo617
    33 Posts

    Woke up to fresh 2-3 inches of soaking wet stuff on Tuesday Morning at hermit lakes after a great sunny monday on hillmans.. It was just enough snow to cover the bare spots on the sherbie nicely – i was able to ride without interruption to the rope without having to unbind at all (even that weird little uphill roller thing was covered just enough)…

    Not sure if you guys have heard but Mt. Washington got like 14″ wednesday into thursday and even as of today has unslid cold windslab on some aspects.

    Will be up there again May 9-10th … will probably just carry a solid board though.

    -Will

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