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'bout 9 at (t)weed hill on saturday.  and solid.

>Hey mark, (or other MRG weekend hikermans) what was the Stark mtn. stake
>reading on Sunday?
>
>Curious in Burlington
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>On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 18:27:57 -0800, Mark P. Renson
><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>With high hopes - Gawd knows why - I headed up north in The Silver Bullet
>(my new pickup).  Things were looking up as I approached The Promised
>Land:  http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa301/markrenson/MRG%
>20112307/IMG_0169.jpg
>>
>>OK, with some dust on crust at the bottom, I was sure that up above the
>hardpack would support me and I'd get some good 4-5 maybe even 6 or 7
>inches of new!  At the bottom, Frozen McSludge was vomited triumphantly
>into the air with 100% of the guns online:
>http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa301/markrenson/MRG%
>20112307/IMG_0198.jpg and
>http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa301/markrenson/MRG%
>20112307/IMG_0197.jpg .
>>
>>Umm, as I progressed, it started to look as though backpacking/hiking
>woulda' been a better alternative:
>http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa301/markrenson/MRG%
>20112307/IMG_0180.jpg
>>
>>Oh well, it was making for a good skin up and up I went to the top:
>http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa301/markrenson/MRG%
>20112307/IMG_0184.jpg
>>
>>Down Upper Antelope I went.  It stunk!  I was terrified.  Even 'da Driven One
>admitted that it was only decent in certain spots.  I guess this was one
>of 'em: http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa301/markrenson/MRG%
>20112307/IMG_0194.jpg above the corkscrew on Upper Antelope.
>>
>>Well, I figured in the interest of good wholesome exercise, I'd go to the top
>of the Double via Fox:
>http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa301/markrenson/MRG%
>20112307/IMG_0195.jpg
>>
>>Well, whaddya' know, on the cool green World of Fox/Vixen, I found the dust
>on crust I was looking for and got some good turns:
>http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa301/markrenson/MRG%
>20112307/IMG_0196.jpg  It was downright good.  Found some decent
>moments down below on Lower Panther and Lark.  But, for the most part, it
>was dreadful.  That night, I retired to the Silver Bullet Inn:
>http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa301/markrenson/MRG%
>20112307/IMG_0227.jpg  My first night in it and it was donwright cozy and
>comfortable.
>>
>>Next day on the drive across northern Vermont, I was impressed with the
>snowpack.  While 6" or so may not sound impressive, ya' gotta' remember that
>it's only November.
>>
>>Mark P. Renson
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