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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]>
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Tue, 31 May 2005 12:29:13 -0400
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On Tue, 31 May 2005 09:13:43 -0700, John Crowley, Jr.
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>Jim didn't just leave Boston and go back.  You know that.  He left
>relatives in central Vermont, where he had been since Saturday, and
>then went home to Boston.  He had already skied 1800' vertical the day
>before - in better conditions.

- Yes, I do know that.  So for the record, in case anyone had
misinterpreted my remarks, instead of waking up very early on Memorial Day
and pointlessly driving six hours, he woke up very early on Memorial Day
and pointlessly drove an excess two and a half or so hours.  And in case
anyone seriously prefers doing three laps on lower Superstar to our ski
trip yesterday, or somehow thinks having done three laps on lower Superstar
the previous day is a reason to bail on our ski trip yesterday . . . well,
that's just really, really sad.

>As for "big, big mistake" - that might describe if you show up at the
>rental car counter in SLC without your ski boots.  Or what would have
>happened had Denis not pulled through on Hood earlier this month (btw,
>great report!).  And maybe describes what happened to Craig Kelly
>three winters ago.  It doesn't come anywhere near describing what
>happened yesterday.

- To drive to Great Glen yet then bail on yesterday's ski trip just b/c of
the possibility of some rain . . . big, big mistake.  (SLC w/o boots =
major pu*&^f; Craig Kelly = tragic accident.)  If one were to bail on, say,
Sierra skiing whenever rain was a possibility, wouldn't have much impact.
If one were to bail on skiing Mt Washington whenever rain was a
possibility . . . well, wouldn't get to ski on Mt Washington very often.

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