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May 2005, Week 5


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"Jonathan S. Shefftz" <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 31 May 2005 11:51:01 -0400
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One Crowley wrote in defense of another:

>It was a frickin' ski day, at the end of the season, in less than
>ideal conditions.

We skied about 3,000 vertical total in very nice corn snow, in dramatic
alpine couloirs and snowfields.  The pictures do show more rock than snow,
but we had all the cover we needed.  We had light niar only during the
initial 1/2 mile easy downhike to the top Airplane Gully.  After that, I
wore only very lightweight single-layer Schoeller Dynamic pants and a Wild
Things Epic pullover windshirt while skiing, and then just a shirt on top
while hiking back down to Pinkham at the end of the day.  Overall,
conditions were in every sense excellent for everything except taking
pictures.  (Yes, some brief light niar still counts as excelent for Mt
Washington.)  I can understand not bothering to wake up early and drive
many hours to Great Glen given the uncertain wx fx, but to already be there
and then just drive back to Boston - big, big mistake.

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