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mreaves

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  • Birthday 03/31/1968

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KMPV
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  • Location:
    Barre, Vermont
  1. One of the reasons that summer is better than spring around here.
  2. We would all love to believe you but we have all learned not to go against Will's impeccable memory.
  3. I would install for that.
  4. Saw a dead bear next to 89 NB between exits 6 & 7 this morning.
  5. Chestnuts were never to abundant here, the tree we hear about most is the elm. There is a really large survivor tree right next to my office building. It looks to be 60'-80' tall.
  6. A little more info on the Bolton Valley purchase https://vtdigger.org/2017/04/17/bolton-valley-resort-back-hands-original-owner/?utm_source=VTDigger+Subscribers+and+Donors&utm_campaign=63994ad086-Weekly+Update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dc3c5486db-63994ad086-405566485
  7. Ginxy must have taken that photo lol.
  8. I saw 84° on the car thermo somewhere between Littleton and Woodsville, NH
  9. More Vermont ski stuff. http://www.timesargus.com/articles/ski-areas-keep-pushing-for-bigger-better/
  10. Bolton Valley sold to a group headed by Ralph DesLauriers, the guy who founded it. Wasn't he a big part of the problems they had/have? http://www.timesargus.com/articles/bolton-valley-sold-back/
  11. The trails travel over dirt roads in places and through a lot of fields. Those areas are often vulnerable to run of the mill warm ups let alone the hellacious torch we had. Also, we don't have snow guns to resurface after a warm up and refreeze. The trails become icy sheets of death and the sleds overheat because there is no snow thrown up to cool them. Don't get me wrong, there was a lot of good this season but it wasn't an end to ender. If it had been your average week or so of January thaw type weather it would have been much better.
  12. Retention, retention, retention. Losing big amounts twice, hurts the grade. My personal measure of snow cover, literally my back yard, managed to keep snow from the beginning of December until the end of the big February/March torch, only to be nearly immediately replenished by the March events. We definitely had a lot of snow fall this year but there were significant stretches when it was a useless, crusty, glaciated mess. Even the big snow areas outside of the ski areas suffered different degrees of this same fate. To me, we lost a good 4 or 5 weeks of winter and my C grade reflects the balancing of the great parts with the absolutely awful parts.
  13. Yes, that's what I am thinking about. All of our grades are based upon what we enjoy about winter. For snowmobiling, the cold freezes water bars and allows for better grooming. I also happen to enjoy a few brutal, arctic type days every winter. But I want the cold so the ground and water freezes up tight.
  14. A B+ from the Master of Meh is indeed impressive!
  15. The thaw(s) and overall lack of true cold really stick in my craw. Snowfall was good but retention was awful and because ot the warmth, open water in the woods was a constant issue. You should not see open water bars at over 1500' in the NEK at the end of January! I give the winter a C but could maybe be convinced to push it to a C+