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My reply was not thought out. There is no "hiking" trail to GoS, only a 
ski trail which is narrower than the Sherburne.

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On 3/10/2010 9:31 PM, Nathan Bryant wrote:
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> It's not good etiquette to posthole the GoS trail, please use snowshoes.
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> On 3/10/2010 9:21 PM, Chris Moog wrote:
>> I mostly lurk here (for several years), but I have a question.
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>> Last year several people from our ski club hiked up Tuckermans in 
>> early April (bluebird sky, no wind and 50F, able to ski the Shelburne 
>> almost all the way back to the car).  We are planning a similar trip 
>> for this year (hopefully the same weather).
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>> We have considered doing the Gulf of Slides rather than the ravine. 
>> None of us skin (and those that telemark are rank beginners), we plan 
>> on hiking up with our Alpine boots and skis attached to our packs and 
>> putting the boots on once we are close to the skiing.
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>> Is the Gulf of Slides hike friendly or will we be post holing up the 
>> trail?  I'm assuming we can go up the Tuckermans trail and turn off 
>> just past the Hermit shelters.  If we will be post holing we'll stick 
>> with the ravine.
>>
>> Thanks
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