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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Dirk » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:31 am

Nice Bob! Wasn't this a gorgeous weekend? Saturday found me in a familiar place. Observant readers will note that the busted BD Expedition poles have been replaced by a newer pair, courtesy of Craigslist and a guy who is moving to China. Presumably, ski poles aren't allowed in the People's Republic. Also, the overhopped, overpriced craft brew is from Warren, not Stowe.

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Two or three inches on a supportable crust made for a grand day out. Too bad its all running into the Connecticut as we speak.

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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby benny » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:09 pm

Indeed Dirk, Saturday's weather was perfect. I had the pleasure* of climbing Mt Washington on Saturday. The weather was a gift, cool and dry without big winds. I never even donned a puffy, mittens or balaclava.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby benny » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:44 am

I finally found some time to post pictures.

Sat 2-17-18.

Rich and me on Tuckerman's trail around 8am
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Around treeline on approach to Lionshead
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Alpine Garden
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Rich and me on the summit.
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Mike & Dave begining the descent.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Biff » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:31 pm

Awesome. What a bluebird day!
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby lowangle al » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:50 pm

That looks like a good days work. Were the ski conditions poor or did you just have a different goal? My wife and I were up there 30 years ago. She got snowblind and still has problems with her eyes.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby benny » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:36 pm

lowangle al wrote:That looks like a good days work. Were the ski conditions poor or did you just have a different goal? My wife and I were up there 30 years ago. She got snowblind and still has problems with her eyes.


This trip was all about the climb. I did see a handful of climbers with skis, but no sign of skiing to be viewed from our route.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:33 am

Gorgeous day, Benny. Rare weather window in February.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby RobRox » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:28 pm

Upper VT did not get much, MRG scraped off by 1:15 this afternoon.

Tele Therapy....

For the last two weeks I've been down with some hip-IT Band issues. Treatment is in process and helping, at last. Cannot stand still for more than a few seconds or walk more than +/- 30 feet w/o difficult levels of pain.

Thankfully, sitting on a chairlift is okay and tele skiing is actually soothing (as is cycling). P-turns on the tele gear are not actually soothing, but short swing turning is okay. It all started just after the previous storm, with a clicking hip joint on the uptrack...still chasing the cause of that initial clicking.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:16 pm

Well that rates a great big oh crap, Roberto. Sorry to hear that. Hoping the treatment is on target for full recovery.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby RobRox » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:18 am

I'm accentuating the positive, Telemarking makes it feel better.....so long as I ride the lift and stay off the uptrack.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby telehubby » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:17 am

Glad the therapy is working Rob, from experience hip issues can be tricky (and sucky). I hope it continues to trend well for you.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:51 pm

Went out today to retrieve a game camera that's been up in the woods for two weeks.

Moose.
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Dog.
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Reference foto.
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Only one photo captured of anything in the whole two weeks.
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Random photos from the past little while. The snow covered one in the background is Moosi, on a dog walk near my house.
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t-shirt a friend brought back from CO for taking care of his chickens while he was gone.
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xcd tour last week in the ww.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Fisheater » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:23 pm

Bob, my most sincere condolences. It hurts loosing a good friend. I have enjoyed your photos, especially the dogs.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:51 am

Thanks Bob W. Ruby’s carcass can often be found lying in the middle of ski trails. Especially on the uptrack.
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Re: Montañas Blancas Occidentales '17-'18

Postby Bob T » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:15 pm

4.4 mile tour this evening. Tons of re-frozen base on this forest road. Which made for a quick decent.
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Only measured the down.
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Upon return to the car had to contend with being a bit optimistic about how far I could drive in to the TH. On the plus side, got to try out the new power puller which worked like a charm.
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