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Old 01-04-2013, 12:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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2011-03-19 Skier-triggered avalanche in Lip.wmv - YouTube

Tuckerman Ravine Avalanche 03-26-2011 - YouTube

Tucks skier triggers avalanche then bites it. - YouTube
The idiocy of this one is astounding. You know what the best sign is that there could be avalanche danger? Recent avalanche activity.
Damn they were just laughing about an avalanche
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Damn they were just laughing about an avalanche
Unfortunately many people who go there do not take the danger seriously enough. Usually why at least one or a few people usually get carted out on a helicopter during spring weekends.

It's a fun place, just don't underestimate it as many do in the youtube vids.

Edit: Spring weekdays are the best time to hit it, will only find a couple other people there if anyone besides the rangers.
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I've never hiked it before but I'm considering it this year. I've been riding more downhill over the last few years so I'm starting to catch the Tuck bug. If anyone's interested in getting a group together in April I'm down.
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Tucks is great - not sure of your backcountry ability level but if you want to "experience" Tucks easily I'd go late March/early April. Warmer temps and the snowpack has usually calmed down by then.

I've done Tucks a few times - I find it really fun that first weekend of April on a weekend (yes, a weekend). It can get busy but I love it - it turns into a little bit of a party , people lug up a few cans of beer and if the weather's good you can hike and ride the bowl as many times as you want. Once you're tired, sit back and watch others coming down. There's usually lots of hooting and hollering as people come down - a few even drop the cliff or two thats sitting in the middle of the bowl.

Its not that same as more hardcore backcountry but its still an experience - probably one of the only places in the world where that many people congregate for that reason.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I forget the name of it but there's a documentary on Tuck's floating around. I'm sure if you google it you'll find it. It's definitely more of a group atmosphere than any other back country area. I've never done it myself but everything I've ever heard or read is that you should stay away in the winter and go in the spring.

It does look like a good time and PSI, if I can get my back in order and lose some of the lazy weight I've put on over the last couple of years you may have to take me up.
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1st weekend of April, Jets fans welcome....Saturday Tux/Sunday Wildcat. I can't do the two days in a row hiking to the bowl, but I thought about it two years ago when the weather was perfect.
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Avalanche on Mt Washington reported yesterday.. Huntington Ravine

3 people injured in avalanche on Mt. Washington - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-
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Well, the Tux trip is on for Saturday April 7th. It’s shaping up to be a pretty good Spring, so being able to ride all the way back down to the trail head is a good possibility. I am not a big fan of hiking out. The group I tag along with are pretty much all skiers except for one other guy, so it would be cool to get some more snowboarders in the mix. He’s also not a big fan of the 50 degree pitch off the lip, so I am usually on my own once we get to the bowl. Places in N. Conway are dirt cheap this time a year, so if there is any interest perhaps we can get a small group from the forum together and meet up. Some of the group does the bowl on Sunday as well, but I head off to Wildcat instead. This thread may be better served in the meets and events forum, but we’ll see.
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Psi - What time do you start your hike up?
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Keep an eye on those avy conditions, has been up and down lately with this unusual March weather. Today isn't too bad moderate to low, but as of yesterday there was still considerable to moderate risk. Hopefully get yourself a semi warm week to solidify it.
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