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Old 04-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Looks like human triggered avalanches will be likely for the upcoming several days. Steeper slopes have had many naturals. Be safe out there.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:05 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Weather was brutal cold and windy, but otherwise bluebird skies. Crowds were low because it was basically like the middle of winter. Shot a lot of video on my Contour, I'll have to see how it looks. I saw about 10-15 split boards out there, which was good to see. One guy coming up saw my Premier and stopped to chat for a bit, he was on an Voile split, but was in the marker for the SL split. I had no chance of keeping up as he skinned right up Tuckerman trail. That is the way to travel, I would love to get one, but it did get me thinking of possibly doing my own with one of my older boards I have hanging around. When "Spring" finally arrives up there it's going to be good well into May, but for now there is still plenty of loose powder to be had.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:16 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Weather was brutal cold and windy, but otherwise bluebird skies. Crowds were low because it was basically like the middle of winter. Shot a lot of video on my Contour, I'll have to see how it looks. I saw about 10-15 split boards out there, which was good to see. One guy coming up saw my Premier and stopped to chat for a bit, he was on an Voile split, but was in the marker for the SL split. I had no chance of keeping up as he skinned right up Tuckerman trail. That is the way to travel, I would love to get one, but it did get me thinking of possibly doing my own with one of my older boards I have hanging around. When "Spring" finally arrives up there it's going to be good well into May, but for now there is still plenty of loose powder to be had.
Would love to see some of that vid. Looks like the Tucks season will be backed up a few weeks? I know that's happening all over VT. Killington was mid Feb conditions on Saturday.

Excuse my ignorance of Tuckerman and splitting (I plan to get into the former this year, and the latter next). Can you skin to the top? Or is it just the access trail? I got the impression that it was too vertical not to boot it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:44 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Yea, Spring season is definitely extended this year at Tux.

Well, you definitely can split up to HoJo's (1st and longest phase). From there to the bowl you can still do it, depending on which way you go, but most people are booting from there. Although, I saw a guy on skis skinning right over the rocks, etc. on the main trail up to the bowl. Obviously in the bowl you are booting. I leave my pack at the base and use the board as climbing device. I passed a couple of boarders who had the boards on their backs and were having a hell of a time with the wind and trying to get a footing in the real hard pack stuff. I am also not accustomed to riding with gear on my back, something that is a little disconcerting on +40 degree slopes. I climbed through a few sections of 1-2 feet of pow in the right gulley, so I was going to make damn sure I was hitting that on the way down. For me, it was something different as I am used to doing it in "Spring" conditions. I would love to get back up there this Spring. If I lived closer I would do it more often and have all the proper gear.

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:00 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I've hiked Tucks a couple of times in the spring when there's nothing else to ride. It's a pretty long hike. I love hiking tho. Careful of exposed rocks I hear too many stories of people breaking bones since there's no run out.. just steep to rock. If it's hard and slippery sliding into them is a big threat and the crevaces are very dangerous. A lot of underground (under snow) water drainage.. gets sketchy. Fun tho! and pretty! Check the reports
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:54 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Tuckerman's is looking good this weekend...mid 50's a sunny for Saturday.

Anyone else planning on heading up anytime soon/how are the conditions?
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best condition reports IMO are at Mount Washington Avalanche Center
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