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12-09-2011, 10:22 AM #2501
I haven't been up this week but after seeing your pics I am going to try get out Sunday afternoon or Monday for a few hours, hopefully it's still coming down up there.
12-09-2011, 10:39 AM #2502
Last report from the hill was still coming down good up at Smuggs. I've tried all the northern vt mountains and have always had the most fun at Smuggs. It keeps getting better every year. I hope to be there first thing tomorrow, just got to pick up fasteners for my dukes.
When did so many mags end up at Smuggs? Been there for 16 years and as far as mags go I have only met A few.
12-09-2011, 10:44 AM #2503
screw are m5 4mm diameter, plum takes the longer ones, forgot the length, dukes take 8-10mm.
Seqo- heading to the hardware store I will call you.
FussyDutch- I have skied smuggs over the years, but this is a first for me being here full time. I agree on it having the best mix of BC access, snow, and lift served steep terrain. I will be out all weekend maybe see you in the upper lot, big dude, big black beard, big black tundra, small nosey dog.
12-09-2011, 10:52 AM #2504
Sounds like Smuggs is worth a go. I always find myself at Stowe or the Bush when I'm up there. I plan on doing some touring/hiking up there the week after X-mas to avoid crowds.
12-09-2011, 10:56 AM #2505Registered User
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12-09-2011, 10:58 AM #2506
The webcam definitely looked good earlier this morning. I hit Jay and SB fairly often, usually during the week if possible, but the vast majority of my days are spent Smuggs and I never get bored with the terrain. You can always find somewhere on the mountain to go where the crowds are not, you just gotta poke around.
This will be my 5th season there so let's meet up at some point and add to that list of a few. I typically ride on weekday mornings whenever I can but usually end up being there at least one weekend day a week also to bring the grom out.
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12-09-2011, 11:11 AM #2509
VT - You won't regret it. Hiking at the Bush is awesome without question but if you haven't checked out Smuggs you definitely should do so. Lines can get long on the weekends and around the holiday weeks for sure, but there are plenty of spots to escape the crowds and it usually thins out some in the afternoon.
TC - Sounds good, upper lot is my parking spot of choice so I will keep and eye out for you and the dog. I drive a blue 4Runner and hope to sneak out for at least a few hours Sunday afternoon, if not Monday morning. Probably will have on a dark green jacket and wearing silver/chrome colored smith helmet.
12-09-2011, 11:25 AM #2510COWHAMPSHIRE PARADISE
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- Dec 2009
just spoke with a co-worker who was up on george yesterday scoping out ice and future skiing in hr. he met up with no other than conrad anker up there. conrad was with a group that tried to summit and got turned around below lions head when the winds were knocking them all over the place. conrad said, "this place is crazy, worse than denali and ANYTHING i encountered in all of 2011".
make you appreciate our summit to car run in 75mph winds last early feb, eh drew?
sherby report. my co-worker laughed when i asked him about it. 2 feet of natural with no melting in between before the sherby will be worth attempting imo.
rogblogSKI THE EAST
cuz it ain't fucking cool
12-09-2011, 11:29 AM #2511
Everyone knows Smuggs is the #1 family mountain..... The terrain and the snow are not that good and the lifts suck. Folks should definitely head to Stowe and Jay for better terrain and lifts.😉
I'll be there on Sunday and Monday.
Fighting gravity on a daily basis
12-09-2011, 11:50 AM #2512Registered Abuser of Bike
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- Jul 2011
Thinking of hitting up buzz killington with friends sunday, anyone else headed up there? For price and coverage it seems like a good option, but we'll see what kinda shit show it is. Shouldn't be as crowded as saturday at least maybe I hope?
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12-09-2011, 12:43 PM #2516
I haven't played sunday morning hockey for two weeks.
I haven't even had time to make the 7 minute drive to Burke to get pictures of the mountain's lift building progress for my blog. And they are almost done building it.Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
12-09-2011, 01:34 PM #2517
MBB- thats crumbs there school teacher I admittedly have never done this before, my plan is too push the snow off the drive way and see if that works...[/QUOTE]
Hey easy there big guy ....i teach PE not english( thank god)......good luck with the pushing...Will be at kmart on sunday, maybe.....long drive for a day but i am going through withdraw for some snow......
Hope that all has a wonderful and safe weekend...go git sum, some where.....always forward but never straight
12-09-2011, 01:47 PM #2518
12-09-2011, 01:53 PM #2519People should learn endurance; they should learn to endure the discomforts of heat and cold, hunger and thirst; they should learn to be patient when receiving abuse and scorn; for it is the practice of endurance that quenches the fire of worldly passions which is burning up their bodies.
12-09-2011, 02:04 PM #2520
TC douche your pm box!
See ya up there!The Passion is in the Risk
12-09-2011, 02:05 PM #2521
12-09-2011, 02:47 PM #2522
On a side note Burke's HSQ is almost done:
Pulling and spicing the rope today.
Burke Facebook album -
Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
12-09-2011, 03:15 PM #2523
1987 Southeast Face Gurney Peak, Kichatna Mountains, Alaska Range, Alaska, USA. FA with Seth 'S.T.' Shaw, Robert Ingle and James Garrett; summit attained May 8, 1987.
1989 Northwest Face Mount Hunter, Alaska Range, Alaska, USA. FA with Seth 'S.T.' Shaw, summit attained July 3, 1989.
1990 Rodeo Queen, Streaked Wall, Zion National Park, FA with Mugs Stump
1992 East Buttress, Middle Triple Peak, Kichatna Spires, Alaska, USA, 2nd ascent with Seth Shaw
1992 Shunes Buttress, Red Arch Mountain, Zion, USA, FFA with Dave Jones
1994 Badlands (YDS VI 5.10 A3 WI4+, 1000m), South East Face, Torre Egger, Patagonia. Conrad Anker, Jay Smith and Steve Gerberding (USA), FA 12 December 1994.
1997 The Northwest Face (V 5.8, 2100m), Peak Loretan, Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica (solo) Jan 15-16, 1997
1997 Rakekniven, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, FA with Alex Lowe and Jon Krakauer. Featured in the cover article of the February 1998 National Geographic Magazine.
1997 Tsering Mosong, Latok II, Karakorum, FA with Alexander Huber, Thomas Huber and Toni Gutsch
1997 Continental Drift, El Capitan, Yosemite, CA, USA FA with Steve Gerberding and Kevin Thaw
1999 Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition, Mount Everest, Nepal / Tibet
1999 Shishapangma American Ski Expedition, Tibet. Survived a massive avalanche which killed climbing partner Alex Lowe and cameraman David Bridges.
2001 East Face of Vinson Massif, Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, FA with Jon Krakauer. Featured on PBS series NOVA in February 2003.
2005 Southwest Ridge, Cholatse, Khumbu region, Nepal - summit attained with Kevin Thaw, Kris Erickson, John Griber and Abby Watkins on May 12, 2005.
2007 Leads Altitude Everest Expedition 2007, joined by Leo Houlding, Jimmy Chin and Kevin Thaw, retracing Mallory's last steps on Everest.
Anker has also climbed notable routes in Yosemite Valley (California), Zion National Park (Utah), Baffin Island (Canada), and the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica.
12-09-2011, 03:54 PM #2524
Speaking of George... I made it up to "Tuckermans" yesterday. Otis was licking his chops for first tracks:
Ullrfest in winter hibernation mode:
Pig boxes coming home and going back to Bruce tomorrow:
Now winter can kick in. I think it was the pig boxes still being up north. I had to pick them up, so Ullr is now happy.Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!
12-09-2011, 04:07 PM #2525