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  1. 9 hours ago, DavisStraight said:

    A  friend of mine opened a place in Sturbridge, all imported Italian foods, he is from RI and every Saturday he has that pizza for a buck a piece, I haven't been there on Saturday, but I've tried his Italian pastas and other things from Providence and it's great.

    What's the name of the place?  I'll have to check it out next time I'm in town.

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  2. 3 minutes ago, cleetussnow said:

    you won't regret it!  What sold me was that I saw them all over China and other hot AF places in Asia.  It was a billion degrees kelvin and super humidity everywhere, and those units were relied on ubiquitously.  Figured they must know something.  

    We're getting them installed this year, and are doing so exclusively for the cooling aspect.  I'm in PWM so we're not nearly as hot as SNE, especially with the sea breeze, but we've been using window units more and more frequently the last few years and I don't see that changing, so why not reduce the electric cost.  I'm sure ROI will be a few years, but I won't ever have to install (or listen to them) again so that's a win.

  3. 4 minutes ago, Cold Miser said:

    Shit. That second dude started out of control then was pretty close to getting brained by that rock. 

    Yeah that 2nd guy was pretty close to a life changing injury.  Not to mention almost taking out a few people along the way.

  4. 2 hours ago, MRVexpat said:

    Showed up at 730 and snagged a roadside spot right next to the Pinkham entrance. Was certainly busy but I've seen much larger crowds there in years past. Eastern snowfields skied great this year and Right gully was just OK. Can't beat the afternoon lap of Hillmans to avoid walking down from the bowl. Sherb is getting thin and only open about halfway down as of Saturday. 



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    Very nice!


    This is making the rounds from this weekend...I know these people are in the minority, but there's always at least a few people who have no business being up there and are a serious threat to others.


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  5. 2 hours ago, powderfreak said:

    I did ask a former marketer at Jay and he didn’t know of any spots, confirmed the sort of old school crowd sourced range method between grooming, patrol, skiing around.  I did that when I started here but it’s stressful, ha.  Easier to have something tell you what it is instead of hemming and hawing “how much do you think this seems like?”

    TK thinks we are low even when I show him the actual measurement lol.  Was hanging with him last weekend, love skiing with that dude, the enthusiasm is hard to beat.

    Which also plays into snowfall… skiers love snow, get excited, want to be stoked and I won’t lie, I bet 90% of skiers on a powder day would over-estimate snowfall.  “Dude, that was so deep, had to be a foot and a half.”  Plot shows 13”.  Ha.

    Just like we’ve seen with weather weenies, sometimes excitement gets the best of everyone and I’ll admit, without seeing it on a stake I would estimate higher too.  It’s human nature.

    A plot keeps me in check.  The number of text convos we sometimes have that are like, “man it seems like so much more snow.”  “No dude, we report what’s on High Rd.  It is what it is.”  The three of us gut check each other occasionally that way throughout the season.

    Thats how estimates might be 12-18” in the old school style, but turns to 13” these days.  And you see the seasonal total drop over time.  And skiers think both are correct, because they are for the most part.  It’s just different ways of doing it.

    Good stuff. Thanks.  I'm sure TK is a blast to ski with.

    I've found its not just skiers who over estimate.  Neighbors and friends will ask how much snow we got, because they all know i do it for PWM.  I'll say 6" and every time it's "no way, that's at least 8 if not 10 inches".  I'm thinking...You all see me out here in the middle of the night like a madman, that's not just for fun - I take pride in the accuracy of my obs.

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  6. Great post, PF.  

    FWIW I asked TK about Jay as their 171" seasonal total on 1/16 sounded high.  So I asked him (online) if they have a set spot or not.  

    "They have three set spots.  Not sure of exact details.  But I have been following along for decades and this year some of the estimates actually seemed a little low." 

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  7. On 4/20/2024 at 3:06 PM, wxeyeNH said:

    We have had Bluebirds for years, but not many. A couple of years ago they started wintering over. We put Bluebird nesting houses up too. They seem to be increasing in numbers.


    We put up several a few years ago, but cannot keep the Sparrows out.  Bluebirds try to establish residency, but end up getting bullied by the sparrows.  How do you keep them out?

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  8. 2 hours ago, Typhoon Tip said:

    Every time I read these drive by statements about an AN month, during a month that clearly "feels" cool I wonder about CC acclimation skewing perceptions. 

    Not being above that myself, this month simply feels like a cold p.o.s. to me - which based on what I just said, may and probably is not entirely fair.  LOL.  

    I think I have a personal bullshit bias I'm stuck with that we're supposed to be getting these Mar/Apr crazy warm episodes now, based in no small part on the fact that 7 out of the last 10 years have hosted early bud pushin' orchard killin' false expectation inducin' warm bursts.

    Perhaps this year we are getting to the same AN result, just doing so along a more aggregated, yet tamer SD dailies ? 

    Some of those years that had the weird 80 days really early, also put down a cold week with heavy snow later on, too.  More spiky perhaps...

    Haven't looked to see what's driving this April's departure, but you could argue that if you're not awake at night to experience the departure, it'll still feel cool in an AN month. 

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  9. 18 hours ago, tavwtby said:

    got a off weather topic for all you who partake in the edibles etc...my wife's source is no longer carrying her favorite space bar chocolate edible, can anyone point my to where I might be able to find them, she's got a legit gluten allergy so those were the only ones she was able to eat without issues. Appreciate any info. thanks

    Have some recommendations for Maine, but not where you're at.  Best bet (aside from a recommendation here) is to download the Weedmaps app, and look at the dispensaries in your area - they'll have their menus so you can look for GF options.

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  10. 5 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

    Yeah thats a good point.  Being mentally prepared for it is half the battle with traffic.  I can't think of any other event where people are like "I just saw it and then waited in traffic for 10 hours... and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat."

    Only one for me was Coventry VT in 2004.  12-20 hours of stopped traffic on 91N (essentially a big party), and then everyone parked and walked 20 miles to get to the phish festival.  That experience alone was one I'd sign up for in a heartbeat.

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  11. 52 minutes ago, NW_of_GYX said:

    Great point. The eclipse experience was an open door for millions to share in our collective humanity. That’s why people love it so much, largely because that door is rarely opened in our current society. Imagine if responsible use of psychedelic drugs was the norm. World would be a better place. 

    100% agreed.  Everything in moderation & responsibility (as you noted) - but agree completely and well put.

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  12. Hopefully it's encouragement to get out and talk to your fellow humans in real life.  A good reminder that the divide is only how one perceives it, especially if your perception is driven entirely by what you see and read online.  And, a really good reminder (as someone said earlier) that we're (us, individually, right now) a microscopic spec of dust in an ocean of space and time and the human plight means nothing in the grand scheme of things.  If you don't get that perspective through psychedelia, this is as good and as close as you'll get.

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