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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-30-2009, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Tuckermans Ravine

Anyone have any good stories from Tucks? I went there two years ago in april and saw a skier jump off the headwall, bomb to the bottom going 90, and just complete yard sale right at the bottom.
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Sorry man, no stories yet. I would like to make it up there but the hike sounds terrible.
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Sorry man, no stories yet. I would like to make it up there but the hike sounds terrible.
Yeah, the hike is a pain in the ass. It's 3 hours to the base of the bowl, but it's completely worth it. If ur gonna go, make sure that the Sherburne Trail is completely covered cause then u can just cruise for about 20-30 minutes all the way to the bottom
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Definately go. The hike isn't 3 hours, really. More like an hour at the most, if ur a decent hiker, and the riding up there's nuts. Sherburn's is a great run back down, too. Lots of moguls, at least when we were there. Real fun ride. The hike is a pain, but its worth it, cuz the bowl at the top is just so crisp. Chutes, gullies, headwall... can't go wrong. It is pretty popular, they have a ski patrol up there and stuff. Only thing i don't understand is that there's no professional photography of mt. washington allowed without permission.
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Yeah I'm going to start hiking a lot of jumps just to get in shape. I think I'm going to shoot for the weekend of April 20.
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I got hit with 50mph gust two years ago going down little headwall and got spun around and went in head first upside down and backwards. There was no visibility, so no one saw me go in. My backpack saved me from a broken neck and a boulder saved my life. Anyone who has been down Tuckermans in the Spring knows how much water is flowing down that mother. I couldn't have thanked God enough for saving my life....
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I SO want to do Tuck's this year, but heard the hike sucks.
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Anyone plan on going up this year?
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Never done it but would like to. I've gone to wildcat a few times but never made it over there. Hopefully next year I'll try it.

The ski channel actually did like a 25 minute show on tuckerman's ravine. It was pretty good.
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It's a hike guys. No worse than doing a hike in the summer. In fact in a lot of ways it's better. In the summer, when you hike up to some magical ravine, glade, mountain valley, you have to hike out. In the winter/spring, you get to slide out. Way quicker and easier.

Out of all my days snowboarding, very few resort days stick out in my head. The most rewarding days have always been in the back country. Some of them have been death Marches. 5-6 hours in, one run and done. Then again, when you are riding off of a 14k ft peak, it's something you don't forget. Most of my days riding in the bc during the season comprise of 3-6 runs. Hard work and sweat pays off with untracked pow and rides that people pay hundreds to thousands to have a snow cat or heli take them too.

I know Tuck's is popular and crowded in the spring, but the experience should be great. Snow shoes should be more than enough to get you back there. Pack a lunch, water, extra gloves, goggles, and some extra layers just in case stuff goes south and there is a rescue scenario. Otherwise I'm sure you'll have a blast. I've heard of people dragging kegs up there, so it's definitely not a 3 hour hike in. Probably more like an hour if you take it slow.
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