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2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby RobRox » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:44 am

Join us up on the East Snowfields. The 2017 10th Mountain Memorial Day Slalom is on Monday, but we be chillin and grillin all weekend long.
he Royalty Inn in Gorham is the place to stay.
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Re: 2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby RobRox » Wed May 17, 2017 11:45 am

As of 12:44PM May 17. 2017
The Mt Washington Auto Road is currently open to TREELINE, 4.5 miles up at 4,200’ for all regularly-allowed vehicles, including motorcycles from 9:00am - 4pm. Due to the famously changeable weather and limited parking, there is no hiking up from the turn around point.

With cooperating weather, we hope to open to the summit for passenger vehicles later this week!
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Re: 2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby RobRox » Wed May 17, 2017 7:52 pm

Image picked from MWO yesterday's web cam video:
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Re: 2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby RobRox » Sat May 20, 2017 8:57 am

The hot weather has eased and we are back to seasonably cool weather. There will be intermittent rain showers during next week, but it looks like a hearty slacking season on Mount Washington.
The good people of the Mt Washington Auto Road have done their annually awesome job removing millions of tons of ice and snow*.
The Mt. Washington Auto Road is currently OPEN to all regularly allowed passenger vehicles and motorcycles to the SUMMIT

* The road will temporarily close June 6 & 7 for repaving.

Here's a webcam shot from this morning followed by one from the 8th:
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Re: 2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby North816 » Sat May 20, 2017 11:14 am

looking good for the first day of the road opening! I'll bet Great Gulf has good coverage too
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Re: 2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby RobRox » Mon May 29, 2017 3:35 pm

Slackfest 2017
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Re: 2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby Bob T » Mon May 29, 2017 9:09 pm

Rob, that's a wonderful shot. So glad the weather worked out for at least one of the days!
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Re: 2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby Dirk » Tue May 30, 2017 7:20 am

Way to work it Rob! I admire the extremes you will go to for a handful of turns.
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Re: 2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby RobRox » Tue May 30, 2017 9:15 am

Bob T wrote:Rob, that's a wonderful shot. So glad the weather worked out for at least one of the days!

Rider.Steve took that photo.

Dirk wrote:Way to work it Rob! I admire the extremes you will go to for a handful of turns.
Well, truth be told, I like grilling hot dogs, best served with mustard and saukraut on a toasted bun. Beer to quench thirst and a gathering of friends, new and well known, make the Memorial Day weakend quite enjoyable. The skiing is just gravy at this point.....really nice gravy
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Re: 2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby Biff » Tue May 30, 2017 6:37 pm

Way to get it Rob!!!
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Re: 2017 Mount Washington Memorial Day BBQ and Slackfest

Postby North816 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:24 am

Looks beautiful! Very sorry I couldn't make it this year.

going to extremes for turns - this would be the opposite of that. :lol: :lol:
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