A point of further clarification...it seems the "Old National" is now re-named National Glades!
I was thrilled that Wes led us down that upper portion of "Old National".  It so happens that, coincidentally, all weekend I was searching for something on the interactive trail map called "National Glades"...which I incorrected assumed were the glades to the skier's right of National after that trail intersects with Liftline.  It is mismarked on the interactive web map.  So, I was coming down Upper Lord yesterday, when to my surprise, I noticed the rope line was again dropped right by the entrance where Wes had taken us...the place he reffers to as "Old National"...and voilla, the rope actually had a tag on it that identified it as "National Glades."  I later confirmed this new trail designation with a local ski patrolman.
More astonishing, it was it really good shape yesterday, so my son Brian and I shot through the opening...pausing briefly after a couple turns, we starred back up the hill, and we noticed two other skiers contemplating coming down...but when they saw us, and noticed how narrow the glades are, they decided to go around to the traditional top of National, where we spotted them a couple minutes later.  Brian and I smugly continued our way down the glade. 
I must say that it is a very challenging, yet somehow serene, 500 ft. of heretofore unknown terrain that had I never skied prior to Saturday.  In retrospect, it was absolutely wild that we sent 50 skiers down that narrow glade/chute.
Thanks Wes! 
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Thanks for coming, Denis! It's always fun skiing with three generations of Bogan/Baumans. Hopefully we'll be doing a lot of that soon, once you retire from space science. Nice concise off-site report, too. However, one historical correction. You said: Some of the 40 people ducking the rope at the top of Goat; http://www.kevinbroderick.com/gallery/v/Sports/skivt- l08/20080412_MG_8821.jpg.html WHile I am amazed that, considering I was choosing the route for most of the descents, I can't recognize many of the places where Ben and Kevin's photos were shot, I do recognize that one. It is the top of "Old National," the original trail. That entrance has been officially closed ever since they built the Lookout Double around 1978, and bulldozed the cat track from there to Lift Line, brutally slashing across the original trails. This rcontouring officially closed upper National and Lift Line, since they now terminate in small ledge drops onto a busy traverse with blind openings. Only in the last year or so have I seen the rope there occasionally missing, indicating that it might actually be a real trail again -- much like pper Lift Line has made a recent comeback. It certainly skis better than it did, say, 10 years ago -- somebody has cleaned up some (but not all) of the 30 years of forest progression and regeneration. On Apr 16, 2008, at 9:26 AM, Denis Bogan wrote: > http://www.dcski.com/ubbthreads33/ubbthreads.php? > ubb=showflat&Number=43956#Post43956 > > Thanks to everyone, especially Wes and the photographers. > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - > SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont. > To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- | Wesley Alan Wright [log in to unmask]>| | Academic Computing Services __0__ | | Room 407 Lafayette Building / \ | \ | | University of Vermont \77 | | Burlington, Vermont 05405-0160 USA. \\ http://www.uvm.edu/skivt-l | | Voice:802-656-1254 FAX:802-???-???? vv | | aim:goim?screenname=maddogskideath http://www.uvm.edu/~waw/ | - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SkiVt-L is brought to you by the University of Vermont. To unsubscribe, visit http://list.uvm.edu/archives/skivt-l.html
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