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Thanks for that TR, Alex. Sounds like a fun day. I always love reading 
news from the other side of the lake. I can't believe I haven't gotten 
over there all winter. What's wrong with me? :-)

Dave G.

On 03/18/2013 10:11 PM, Alex Friend wrote:
> I was in the neighborhood this weekend as well. The squall that blew 
> through Friday evening dropped a nice 3-4 inches of fresh snow that 
> made the x-c trails very nice. On Saturday I brought a friend up a 
> portion of the Jackrabbit Trail that I did in March 2009
> (http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0903B&L=SKIVT-L&D=0&P=47014), 
> but we didn't get the view that I got then (list maintenance moved it 
> here: 
> http://www.uvm.edu/skivt-l/image_upload/World/photos/IMG_9468.jpg, 
> with TEO's annotation: "Left to right: Marcy, Gray, Colden, Wright, 
> Algonquin, Iroquois, Nye,
> & Street.") The ski back down was much nicer, though--we had about the 
> third track in, and saw 5 people in 3 hours.
>
> On Sunday morning, we didn't have much time, so I took us to the 
> section of Jackrabbit Trail that goes by Pitchoff Mountain, because 
> I'd seen a couple of pictures of the ice cliffs. I didn't know it, but 
> it turns out this is one of the best locations for moderate ice 
> climbing in the Adirondacks, because of the quantity of ice and the 
> location. The town now plows the first mile of the road, and we got 
> the last parking space at the trailhead at 9:00 on a Sunday morning. 
> From there it was only about a 1.5 mile ski to the beaver 
> ponds--empty, desolate, beautiful, and another few hundred yards to 
> the spectacular ice-covered cliffs of the north side of Pitchoff. 
> There, 3 parties of climbers were working their way up different 
> lines. We skied to the top of the little pass and then back to the car.
>
> I have some pics, but they're still in the possession of the owner of 
> the camera.
>
> I wanted to go there because it was a short, mellow ski, and for the 
> scenery. If you drive Rt. 73 from Keene to Lake Placid, as you drive 
> through the Cascade Lakes Gorge, Cascade Mountain is to the south, 
> Pitchoff to the north. The Jackrabbit trail goes on the other side of 
> Pitchoff. Tony Goodwin's Ski and Snowshoe Trails in the Adirondacks 
> has a nice photo of it, as does the Jackrabbit trail map. This is not 
> my picture, but it looks like this:
> --Alex
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* Mark P. Renson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> *Sent:* Monday, March 18, 2013 12:05 AM
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> *Subject:* [SKIVT-L] Whiteface/Esther, NY - Last 4 Days
>
> Winter was stubborn in the Dacks the last few days.  Temps were much 
> colder than forecasted in the middle of last week and the 
> snow persisted, albeit in light amounts.  Toll Road had some nice 
> skiing to be had the entire length and some good stuff was found on-piste!
> Mark P. Renson
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> -----Original Message-----
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> *Sent:* Monday, March 18, 2013 12:05 AM
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> *Subject:* [SKIVT-L] Whiteface/Esther, NY - Last 4 Days
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> Winter was stubborn in the Dacks the last few days.  Temps were much 
> colder than forecasted in the middle of last week and the 
> snow persisted, albeit in light amounts.  Toll Road had some nice 
> skiing to be had the entire length and some good stuff was found on-piste!
> Mark P. Renson
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