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Angus

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  1. Angus

    NNE Warm Season Thread

    another accident at Tuckerman Ravine this weekend requiring helicopter evacuation. Here is the report https://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/skier-fall-chute-2019-4-12/ Thinking my only visit will be Memorial Day weekend if weather cooperates, maybe a hike up to summit snowfields, take a couple of runs and then downhike to the bowl for a couple of runs.
  2. Angus

    May 2019 Discussion

    It has been cold on Mt. Washington today. Currently, 23 on the summit.
  3. Angus

    May 2019 Discussion

    I've raked the last two weekends at the cottage on Winnisquam, definitely behind in terms of leaves and bugs.
  4. Angus

    May 2019 Discussion

    So, are you saying at this point in time, I should reconsider my planned Saturday hike into Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington for some skiing. I've been eyeing doing this for almost every weekend for last month hoping to ski back to Pinkham Notch and avoid the slog out and the weather has been too snowy, cold, icey, rainy, foggy, et cetera. Very frustrating!
  5. Angus

    April 2019 Discussion II

    I sent my cousin who worked at the marina 10-15 years ago during the summer that picture just now. She lives in Wisconsin and got a big chuckle.
  6. Angus

    April 2019 Discussion II

    Is that 302 in the background? If so you are on Long Lake. I'm surprised that many boats are already in the water. Spent a lot of time around there as a kid in the early and mid-70's.
  7. Angus

    NNE Winter Thread

    I was living in Austin Texas during the '87 flood and my grandmother sent me the Portland newspaper coverage. I came across it several years ago, I should go try to dig it up. As I recall, a lot of their coverage focused on the Kennebec and Augusta.
  8. Angus

    NNE Winter Thread

    Probably measured at summit. That's more than Cannon reported for season total.
  9. Angus

    April Discussion

    just read a tweet that Tim Kelley retweeted which makes it weather related...I may have been premature in my comment regarding rebuild..."The roof structure, original, all wood, whose construction is still not fully understood by modern scientists, is itself a priceless monument."
  10. Angus

    April Discussion

    I assume everything about this structure has been documented precisely and can be rebuilt/recreated. Very sad to see especially the glass work. The history of these grand European cathedrals is amazing.
  11. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Drove up to Cannon today. Day started with clouds and summit socked in but improved throughout day. They lost a ton of snow over last 6 days - 3 to 4' according to friend I skied with. Last nites rain & wind really ate up pack. They will not be open next weekend. Lots of bare patches and ice flows on lower half of mountain. Fine day of skiing with friends and sure beat finishing my taxes!
  12. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    LOL. I almost broke my legs and other body parts when I was a kid at Great Gorge/Vernon Valley riding the alpine slide in the mid-70's when I went there with my cousins!
  13. Angus

    NNE Winter Thread

    Where was that 'tiger' spotted. I want to send a picture to my niece. She'll never go out the house at our family camp in Meredith if she knows that's lurking in the vicinity!
  14. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Tamarack makes good observation re: Glen Ellen. The area that could go longest - with all things equal - would be Sugarloaf. The Skyline lift services almost 1,500' of vertical with the loading base somewhere around 2,500'. Yesterday, I went to the base area only once during the day to try and find something for lunch...didn't...the top three lifts - King Pine, Sky Line and Timberline have a ski areas worth of vertical and equivalent terrain. Sugarloaf always closes with a ton of terrain open - just no one showing up to make it economical. I have taken a day in early May for the past 4 or 5 years to ski Killington's Superstar and it is alot of fun but multiple days of skiing a handful and finally one bumped up trail would get tedious after a couple of days IMO.
  15. Angus

    NNE Winter Thread

    I kept an eye on the rivers on my drive up to Carrabassett yesterday. There is a lot of snow on ground in western maine but the rivers don't seem to bad. I paid attention to the Carrabassett river - south of Kingfield, it is ice free. just beyond (west) Kingfield still clogged and covered in ice. I took a wrong turn in Jay and ended up driving alongside the androscoggin (east side) for some time and it too didn't seem bad.
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