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Cardigan lovely, but too scantily clad in white

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Cardigan lovely, but too scantily clad in white

Postby RobRox » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:59 pm

The Sweater...3" on the Kimbal, no skiing. Saw bear tracks :)
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Re: Cardigan lovely, but too scantily clad in white

Postby Brenda » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:29 am

Oops! I posted bear track pic over here:

http://www.telemarkeast.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3031
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Re: Cardigan lovely, but too scantily clad in white

Postby RobRox » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:38 am

Revisited...
if the current covering sets up w/o more losses and we get a few inches, I'll be taking my skis on the next trip.

Found 8-12 inches on favorable exposures at modest elevation. Under some spruce there was less cover. Some drifted in spots went up to 18 inches. Avoided the windy summits and saw few critters..too few, only one red squirrel.
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Re: Cardigan lovely, but too scantily clad in white

Postby notyankee » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:55 pm

Arrived yesterday afternoon and was able to tinker around in the pasture before nightfall.
Sole guest of the lodge and as much silence and starlight as I have borne witness to in years.

Clear morning then becoming overcast midday.
Approached the trail via Back 80 then Whitney Way, both untracked.
Crown pattern +polar wax was functional enough for half of the climb then... there was improvisation
Herringbone doesn't achieve much within a compact, concave trail.

Snow conditions were 1.5" breakable crust without any gloss or frank ice.
Sharding into lightweight styrofoam planes with a stomp but relatively resilient and abrasive along a lateral aspect.
Buttery powder beneath. Nothing dignified about the descent. :)


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