Patrick skis Mt. Washington's summit snowfield
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Denis - DCSki Supporter
May 27, 2008
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
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Here is a quick report of the planned trip mentioned in another thread.
http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0805D&L=SKIVT-L&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=86118

We got there at the crack of 2 (PM, that is). The predicted high for the day was 36 and I was afraid it would not soften up. I have been there on warmer days when it didn't, but it turned out to be just about perfect.

There is still lots of snow and people were also skiing the left gully in Tuckerman Ravine and the Great Gulf. With any luck it will last 2-4 weeks longer.
Denis - DCSki Supporter
May 27, 2008
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
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Pictures:

Patrick & Grandpa [img]http://www.uvm.edu/skivt-l/?Page=image_upload/World/Patrick_Grandpa_summit_snowfield.JPG[/img]

Brothers and Grandsons [img]http://www.uvm.edu/skivt-l/?Page=image_upload/World/Bauman_boys_at_summit.JPG[/img]

Next in line, Daniel
[img]http://www.uvm.edu/skivt-l/?Page=image_upload/World/Daniel_Gr_Gulf.JPG[/img]

I tried to get the pictures to open directly but I don't know how.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
May 28, 2008
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
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Great stuff! Those grandkids will keep you young. Fotos are awesome.
skier219
May 28, 2008
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
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Looks great! So how long of a run can you get at the snowfields?
skier219
May 28, 2008
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Denis - DCSki Supporter
May 28, 2008
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
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Right now it's about 700' vertical at an average pitch of ~ 30 and steepest section (middle) ~ 35. There is still plenty of snow there; it should last another 2-4 weeks. The summit snowfields are very accessible. You go to the last pullout before the summit on the auto rd. and walk southeast about 100 feet on the rocks. (The snow cannot be seen from either the road or the pullout.) It is a great experience with great views, skiing that is sanely steep (as opposed to Tuckerman), and the climb back up is not too bad. Hope I talked some of you into trying it. \:\)
skier219
May 28, 2008
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
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I would like to try that someday, sounds like a more reasonable way to get some turns in on Mt. Washington if I don't have time for a full-on hike in and out.
JohnL
May 29, 2008
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
3,518 posts
Test.

Click here to see Denis's pic.

Skier219, what did you do on your post?
JohnL
May 29, 2008
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
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Hey Denis, you want to adopt me as a son? I think I'd have a bit more adventure in my life. Kudos on the report and on keeping at it.
langleyskier
May 30, 2008
Member since 12/7/2004 🔗
824 posts
if i can find 2/3 friends i think i am going to a]make the trip directly following the end of school next year (early may)
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
May 30, 2008
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
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Langley,
Where have you been. We have missed hearing from you.
By the way...what is a two-third friend?
The Colonel
skier219
June 3, 2008
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
 Originally Posted By: JohnL
Test.

Click here to see Denis's pic.

Skier219, what did you do on your post?


I found the URL directly to the image (right-click on it). The other URLs point to a script on that list-server, and don't work in image tags.
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