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That's some funny stuff.  You should have named them the Gaped Crusaders or
something.


On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 09:37:28 -0500, Allen Taylor <[log in to unmask]> 
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>So anyways, Sam and I went up to the smuggs side of the notch
>yesterday to do a little ice climbing. We were at the workout wall by
>the road, it was a great day and I was climbing in a t-shirt.
>
>During sam's second climb i saw something out of the corner of my eye,
>It was none other than a huge gaper trying to make it through the
>woods on snow blades with no poles. I pointed out the sighting to sam.
>The person then continued to ski on to 108 and say "hey there's a road
>here". He then proceeded to ski down the road to where sam and I were
>ice climbing and gape. I first asked him weather he knew there was a
>road here when he dropped, he said no but he figured he would come out
>somewhere, I then informed him that many survival situations arise
>that way. By this time two equally gaping snowboarders had joined him.
>I also came to learn that they had come from spruce peak. It was then
>my upmost joy to inform them that they were not only in the wrong ski
>resort but also in the wrong town. I told them their only option was
>to hike back through the notch on 108. I guess they didn't really
>believe me because they kept going into to smuggs. They parted by
>commenting on what great "adventurists" sam and I were and how
>everyone needed a little adventure (i think referring to their
>exploit). Now I don't find getting completely lost without any gear to
>be that adventurous I tend to think of it as plain old dumb, but thats
>just me.
>
>All in all it was a sweet day of climbing, a good way to spend some
>time when the snow is sub prime.
>
>Allen
>
>--
>As lonely as the mountain can be, lonelier still is the man whose
>travels take him away from the mou
>
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