Who's going to be at t-line for snowy luau
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kwillg6
March 13, 2007
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Just out of curosity, how many of my fellow dc skiers are planning on making the trek to t-line this weekend? We ought to plan a time and place to meet/greet/& if possible, libate.
Denis - DCSki Supporter
March 13, 2007
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I expect to be there on Sat., although it depends on a friend's plan coming together. I can be spotted by the piece of green and black plaid flying from one pole strap.
http://www.uvm.edu/skivt-l/?Page=.%2FFAQs%2Fgreenplaid.html&dir=.%2FFAQs
I'll probably be on alpine equipment.
jimmy
March 13, 2007
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Count me & mrs. in.
tgd
March 13, 2007
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I'll be there as well - with wife and daughter. 10th weekend in a row for me. Daughter's easiest to spot. Jimmy knows all of us though! Think snow...

Tom
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crunchy
March 13, 2007
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im hoping to be there sat/sun. cant get enough of the beautiful highlands Of course my "hoping to be there" will instantly change to "WILL be there" if the snow forecast for the weekend starts to gain more momentum!
SkiBumMSP
March 14, 2007
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Like I mentioned in a couple other threads on the topic, I am definitely going to try to make this.

Just now need to figure out how to get to T-line from Fredericksburg (will have to dig those directions out that Clay sent me a couple months back).
kwillg6
March 14, 2007
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Hey skibum. I'm still looking for a place for you to crash on Saturday. If anyone out there knows of a place, let us know. It would save the 2 hour drive back to the nut on Saturday, especially if the weather is dicey.
I drive from Reva, which is the southern most metropolis in Culpeper County and I go through Harrisonburg on rt 33 to rt 32 in Harmon, then a short jaunt to the valley. It's 3 hours for me. I think Clay has a quicker route from the F-burg area. Probably get to rt 17 then to 66, 55, and so on.
Clay
March 14, 2007
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Exactly. I go 17/66/55/33/32 from Stafford. It takes me 3 1/2 hours from door to door.

Clay
kwillg6
March 14, 2007
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It now appears that we may get some fresh pow for saturday's luau activities. Both Capitalweather.com and inaccuweather are leaning towards snow at higher elevation come friday evening. Evidently a costal storm will form in the carolinas and do a NE trek friday/saturday. Once again, it depends on the storm track. Hope they're right. I could really get into freshies saturday.
crunchy
March 14, 2007
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that will be mighty sweet if they got freshies!

anyone wanna hit Blackwater Brewing Company in Davis on Sat night for some tasty microbrews?
fishnski
March 14, 2007
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Thats the nite your supposed to be at TL Pub cheering on the volcano erupting with a lava flow (Fireworks blasting off the top of the mtn while the torch parade winds down the mtn)...Anybody remember the ultimate luau when after a warm day about 5 inches dumped in a couple of hours starting about the same time as the fireworks & torch parade...I'll never forget that!
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
March 14, 2007
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SkiBum, I sent you an email about a possibile place to stay Sat. evening.
The Colonel
kwillg6
March 15, 2007
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Remember it well. Those were the biggest flakes I've ever seen. The entire mountain looked on fire with the reflection. Let's hope for an encore this year.
jimmy
March 15, 2007
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So, we're meeting at 10:30 / 2:30 Saturday at the top of thunderdraft chair? I'll be wearing a green jacket and a big .
kwillg6
March 15, 2007
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Count me in at 10:30ish. I want to do the Hawaii thing, but it's gonna be too cold so I"ll have my burgendy karbon jacket w/grey helment. My spouse will probably be with me in a blue/white spyder jacket. Both on Red Rossi Z9s. Oh, can't forget (once you see them you won't either) my bright green boots. They're Kryptons, so watch out superman!
Clay
March 15, 2007
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I should be there as well. If it's cold as predicted, I will be in all black with the Blue RX-6 skis. If it warms, the black coat usually gets replaced with a sweet gray North Face shell that I bought from Skier219.

Well, I'm off to ski in the rain for a while (in said North Face shell )

Clay
crunchy
March 15, 2007
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i have a few bigass hawaiian shirts from when i used to be a fatass that would probbaly fit over my and other peoples jackets. Ill try to remember to bring some (unless I end up chasing the noreaster)
crunchy
March 15, 2007
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oh yeah baby! the forecast for Davis gets better every time i look at it! now its 100% chance snow friday with 3-4". Which of course can mean alot more if anyone is familiar with the predictions and reality for Davis
Rickh
March 15, 2007
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Accu-Weather just updated the totals to 3 - 6 Friday thru Saturday...
crunchy
March 15, 2007
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yeeeeha! im headin out now to grab some demo's for the weekend, just in case... tired of catching pow days up there with my 68mm waisted groomer skis
SCWVA
March 15, 2007
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I'm heading up Friday am with my son. Hopefully, the cold & snowy forecast holds.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
March 15, 2007
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I'll definitely be there Sat and Sun. I'll try the Ski Patrol hut at the top of Thunderdraft chair at both 1030 and 2:30. I'll have on my red/black jacket, black wind pants, blue helmet, and red ribbons flying somewhere. Skiing on K2 grey/black Apache CrossFire skis.
Looking forward to meeting up with many of you.
Aloha,
The Colonel
skier219
March 15, 2007
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You guys should try to get some group photos when you all meet up! I want to hear a good report too.
skier219
March 15, 2007
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Quote:

If it warms, the black coat usually gets replaced with a sweet gray North Face shell that I bought from Skier219.

Well, I'm off to ski in the rain for a while (in said North Face shell )

Clay




So I take it the shell is working out OK? I have been using the heck out of the smaller replacement shell I bought. One of my all time favorite ski coats -- I like the light weight and that gore-tex XCR is awesome for breathability.
Clay
March 16, 2007
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It's working great and I love the fleece as well. To be honest, after 40 days on the slopes, they're a little big on me now too but I prefer my lighter layers a bit large...

Clay
ridenski - DCSki Supporter
March 16, 2007
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The Ridenskis will be there; me, wife, kids and friends. Might be skiing, might be boarding. Life isn't always easy when you go both ways, but it doubles your chance of having a good time!
SkiBumMSP
March 16, 2007
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I'm heading up Friday am with my son. Hopefully, the cold & snowy forecast holds.




Well, I can tell you first hand that the cold and snow is definitly holding up right now! I just arrived at the Canaan Velly Lodge, and hooked my laptop up to the network there. The drive up was not really that bad for the most part, but that last mile or so right up to the lodge was pretty darn dicey! Also, those switch-backs going up 33 towards Harmen where getting kinda dicey as well. I bolted work early so I could get up here at a decent time as I did want to attempt that drive up here in the dark with the weather and all.

Pretty excited as I've never skied T-line before, so I am so looking forward to this, plus finally getting the chance to meet some of you folks on here!
crunchy
March 16, 2007
Member since 02/22/2007 🔗
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how much would you say they got so far.. im sitting here pulling my hair out over making a decision to go north for the deep stuff or stick to the tline plan for the weekend
Clay
March 16, 2007
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3-4 inches at the T-Line lodge would be my estimate.

Clay
SkiBumMSP
March 16, 2007
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Quote:

3-4 inches at the T-Line lodge would be my estimate.

Clay




That sounds about right. Also, the snow that was coming down was a pretty heavy, wet looking affair. Hopefully, as the temps drop, some of that nicer drier fluffy stuff falls. Camelback would've been tempting, but I just did not want to drive that far, as it is a good hike for me to get up there.

Also, The Colonel safely made it up here as well! A really great guy and can't wait to get to ski with him.
Clay
March 16, 2007
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Quote:

That sounds about right.




Well, I did have to shovel my porch

Glad you two made it safely. Look forward to meeting you guys tomorrow. Now, back to tuning...

Clay
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