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Matthew Kulas <[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 12:35:28 -0400
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> Jim didn't just leave Boston and go back.

Nor did Jonathan claim that he did.

> As for "big, big mistake" - [snip]  It doesn't come anywhere near describing what
> happened yesterday.

Perhaps you are right on this point, John.  Epic, monumental, tragic,
colossal, ginormous: any of these might be preferable to the mundane
adjective "big, big."

--Matt K.

On 5/31/05, John Crowley, Jr. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 5/31/05, Jonathan S. Shefftz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
>
> 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.
>
> 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.

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