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Old 03-13-2014, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Doing the annual Tux trip 4/12 and hopefully riding Wildcat 4/13. Nothing formal on planning, but N. Conway is cheap this time of year. It does help the time (and suffering) pass quicker if you do it with a group. Last year was freezing, so I am hoping for a good Spring day, but you never know what you are going to get at Mt. Washington.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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New York Snowboard Group on meetup.com is going up on March 28th (avy report pending). A little early but should be a good group going up.

They are getting some ridiculous amount from this storm, problem is the initial snowfall yesterday was going to create a persistent weak layer so there will be slides in the near future. Hopefully it cleans up for spring with a few good, solid snowfalls and no more weak layers.
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New York Snowboard Group on meetup.com is going up on March 28th (avy report pending). A little early but should be a good group going up.

They are getting some ridiculous amount from this storm, problem is the initial snowfall yesterday was going to create a persistent weak layer so there will be slides in the near future. Hopefully it cleans up for spring with a few good, solid snowfalls and no more weak layers.
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A little bit early for me, but sounds good....definitely more fun with a big group. There's about 10 in the group I go with, mostly skiers.
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In for one or the other.

Edit: I have another trip on the 12th so I'll prob do the March trip.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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We have a group looking at one of the first two weekends in April. I'm all about getting hardcore with Tucks but I really dig the trips when its bluebird and warm - snow may not be the best but the vibe is KILLER.
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see everyone there at somepoint, SHOTGUNNIN BEERS
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Not to harsh on your good time, but I just don't get the Tuckerman's thing. I mean...spend half your day hiking, busting your balls, to take one run down a steep? Okay, I get the part of saying "I did it!", but otherwise what is the point? I'd like to go to Rio and climb the Jesus statue and jump off wearing one of those flying squirrel suits...but why would I? I get that Tuckerman's has some great terrain, but really? Not without a chair lift (or a helicopter). One thing you guys wont have to worry about is me slowing you down on the hike up!

(I have another great story about a friend's brother who tried to make the hike with him, wearing jeans, with his dog...dog disappeared. Brother eventually disappeared, too, but he was found).
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Of the days that you've been out this season, how many of those runs can you say you'll remember in 20 years? Even a shitty day on Mt Washington is memorable, and ultimately all you are is a collection of your memories.

Also, it's a decent run down. It's not just the headwall, which is only a few hundred feet.
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Of the days that you've been out this season, how many of those runs can you say you'll remember in 20 years? Even a shitty day on Mt Washington is memorable, and ultimately all you are is a collection of your memories.

Also, it's a decent run down. It's not just the headwall, which is only a few hundred feet.
Fair enough…but I've been out to Kirkwood and Squaw and the backside of Alpine, and scared the hell out of myself. They provided lifts (plus a little hiking required). Tuckerman's looks awesome, I totally agree! But I just can't see taking a couple of hours to hike up for one run. I do get the point about the memories, though.
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Most backcountry activities, not just snowboarding, but hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking are more about shared struggle than just whatever you are doing. You get to know people in a different way.
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