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Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby Bob T » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:05 pm

Let it start!

6-Dec.
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17-Dec. Same spot.
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Wild things.
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Solar powered xmas lights moose shed. 1.5 miles from TH. Just put them up today. Have not seen it lit. Theoretically on right now.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby Dirk » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:45 am

Beautiful Bob. With this rain setting the base up, the woods should be almost safe after the next snowfall.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby RobRox » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:44 pm

Water wings quite useful at Cannon until 2ish. Too soaked to continue as the temps fell.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby Bob T » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:48 pm

Sharing the road. Happy Solstice everyone! Fast snow out there this evening.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby RobRox » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:42 pm

Nine bucks for an inbounds skinner's pass at Cannon. Got two laps...boy are my legs tired!
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby Bob T » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:05 pm

Two laps to the top?! Nice conditioning there guy.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby RobRox » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:27 pm

Looks like I may try for the Sherby and/or the GOSST on Friday and a trip into the CB drain for Saturday to see if I have any laps left in me.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby Bob T » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:41 am

Storm hound.
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How to make a snow angel with bonus roll-into-ditch finale.
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Skied too, plenty of fluffy, but no pics of that.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby Dirk » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:46 am

Nice Bob. The storm tracked further east and we got skunked a bit. It should be a good day in the Whites, for sure.

Looks like Maine got hammered. I hope Biff gets up to Abram today.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby Biff » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:37 pm

Dirk wrote:Nice Bob. The storm tracked further east and we got skunked a bit. It should be a good day in the Whites, for sure.

Looks like Maine got hammered. I hope Biff gets up to Abram today.


I tried... but we had power lines down all over the place. I was up at 2am running generators and keeping fires going. Plowing was a bastard because the snow had a wet layer on the bottom. Power came back today around noon. In the end chake and I skied our hill this afternoon which, not quite the vertical of Abram, was still a lot of fun.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby RobRox » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:32 pm

From here:
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To Here:
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EYT vert - 2629.

The route:
Coppermine, first tracks up Hardwood Heaven, deepening snow bushwack to the Tuckerbrook, up to summit of Jackson, back down T-brook to tunnel entrance to the Upper Coppermine to get first tracks and then thrash in deep snow to about 2200 and downhill from there

The Payoff part:
Exit the tunnel:
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Used, 400 feet lower:
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The suffering started here such as it was. Ice bridges not ready yet.
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Got snow into the glue of one skin on the climb out of the Brook crossing. Should have shaved it clean over the ski's edge and slapped it back on....numb as a hake!
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby Bob T » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:30 am

lots of delicious snow! And lots of vert too!
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby RobRox » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:31 am

Watch out for the Bridge Pitch...rocks still a bit close to the surface. Falling leaf in one spot set me up to avoid clicking edges. Another big storm or a few smaller ones and even that will be reasdy for schuss. Above 2000 feet the cover is great, diminishes noticable down from there.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby Bob T » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:06 pm

The bears and I took to the woods today for a DAYLIGHT tour. No headlamps at all. Gorgeous out there. 5 miles and 1000' of vert. We's worn out now.
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Re: Western Whites Wild Rumpus '16-'17

Postby RobRox » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:00 am

Great photos Bob!

First day of the new year, out hunting for untracked pow. The stalking began to look promising:
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First trench:
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Went back for another lap. Fortunately we had provisions when we were overtaken by hunger
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Back in action
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The lighter side of hunting the untracked deep in the dark forest:
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