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Day 02, 2006-2007
North Central Green Mountains
October 21, 2006

Driving through the valley with the sun trying to come out and the fresh 
October air still hinting at that late Indian summer it seemed hard to 
believe so much snow could be found up high. From the trailhead the 
endeavour seemed faintly ridiculous. The leaves hung on to the tough beech 
and hardy maple and the snow was evident but not, well, that evident. 
Running up the trail with the super light pre pre season pack I gained the 
2000' high e-w ridge linking up with the main green mountain range crest to 
the east via a decent woods road. Surprising and lively it slabbed uphill 
with the ragged relentlessness of the Vermont woodsman. 
Up high the snow was 5" deep and gamely covered a multitude of early season 
sins. But it's October, yeah?
A thousand vertical of skiing in the third week in October. What to make of 
it?

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