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    MacNaughton via South Buttress 3.7.09

    Had hoped we would find some supportive crust today, but knew it was unlikely given the forecast and 36 temp at Upper Works. There was no crust - just wet, heavy snow. Started from UW and headed to...
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    Haystack 2.28.09

    The route into JBL and up to Bushnell Falls was perfect conditions for stabilicers, hard packed trail, icy in many spots. On the way into JBL, patches of woods were completely bare of snow. The warm...
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    Sawteeth, Gothics 2.21.09

    Sawteeth, Pyramid, Gothics loop, started from Ausable Club, Lake Rd had been well packed by snowmobiles, we opted to put snowshoes on at the gate and stayed in them until we returned to the gate. The...
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    Saddleback via Ore Bed Brook 2.14.09

    The trail from the Garden to JBL had a dusting of fresh snow, small areas of icy spots, but overall good traction with snowshoes. Carried stabilicers, but conditions were fine for snowshoes. Similar...
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    Whiteface & Esther 2/7/09

    Headed to Whiteface/Esther from ASRC, road was plowed into the hiker parking area. Well packed trail to Whiteface. It was windy, but not as strong as last Sat, and much warmer. Headed down for...
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    Little Haystack and Basin 1/31/09

    Well packed trail into JBL. Phelps trail continued to be well consolidated up to the Marcy/Haystack junction. Heading towards Haystack we could see that the 2+ ft of new snow was freshly broken....
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    Marshall 1/24/09

    Hiked from the Loj across Avalanche Lake and Lake Colden. Most of the herdpath up Marshall is a well packed trail. There is one split right at the very start, about 5-10 minutes in, and we chose...
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    Redfield and Cliff 1/17/09

    Started from the Loj and took the Lake Arnold route both on the way in and way out. Trail to Avalanche camps was well packed, with a few inches of fresh snow up to the Lake Arnold, beyond Lake Arnold...
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    Donaldson, Emmons, Seward 1/9/09

    Corey’s road was plowed to the summer trailhead. An easy walk to the turn off for Caulkins Brook (marked by an upside down metal bucket on a tree). Caulkins Brook crossing was frozen and passable....
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    Seymour 1/4/09

    Gate was open and there were 3 cars already in the summer lot when we arrived. A rabbit had signed in just before us headed for Seward Remake, wish we were headed that way today! A couple inches of...
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    Hough via Lillian Brook 1/1/09

    The trail breaking gods were smiling down on us today with a well packed trail from the Elk Lake parking to the top of Hough via the Lillian Brook trail (thanks Pin Pin!). Barebooted from Clear Pond...
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    Colvin & Blake - 12/21

    Lake Rd had a well packed track with a couple inches of fresh snow. From the turn off to the top of Colvin was a previously broken trail with 6-8 inches of fresh snow. Beyond Colvin there was no...
  13. Montrail Boots - CTC Mid vs. Hardrock Mid

    I am considering buying either the Montrail CTC Mid GTX or the Montrail Hardrock Mid GTX boot. I am locked into Montrail as I have a warranty credit from them for a pair of waterproof boots that...
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    Big Slide 11/28

    Big Slide via Three Brothers on 11/28. A few inches of fresh snow for the first mile or so, stabilicers were adequate. Hit deeper snow, changed to snowshoes and broke trail in 12 to 18 inches of...
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    The Great Range 6/3/08

    Started from the Garden, the trail to the Bushnell Falls split was uneventful, muddy in some places as expected. Beyond Bushnell Falls was the first snow, but the most difficult snow conditions were...
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    Esther and Whiteface - 5/25/08

    Hiked in from the Atmospheric Research Center, uneventful and mostly dry to the Esther junction, the trail to Esther was easy to follow, encountered a few small patches of snow and some muddy/wet...
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    Santa/Couch/Panther 3/17/08

    Well packed trail to Bradley Pond and up to Herald Square. Three way junction at Herald Square, left to Santa, straight to Couch, right to Panther – a bit confusing as none of these trails went to...
  18. Thread: Allen 3/10/08

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    Allen 3/10/08

    Well packed trail the whole way to the top (thanks to the groups that went in Sat and Sun!). Snow had a crusty top in the am, but had melted out to be a bit softer in the pm. Wore snowshoes the whole...
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    Gray, Skylight, Marcy 3/2/08

    From the Loj to the Dam, a few inches of fresh powdery snow. On the way to Lake Arnold the trees had fresh snow on them and several inches on the ground. Beyond the turnoff for Mt Colden, the trail...
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    Macomb/Carson/Grace 2/23/08

    Went in from Elk Lake, road to summer trailhead was plowed. The well packed trail had a few inches of fresh snow from Friday’s storm. Broken trail ended at the turn off for the herd path. Climb up...
  21. Congratulations Peggy, Christine and Inge! 3...

    Congratulations Peggy, Christine and Inge! 3 Winter Rounds - what an amazing (and inspiring) accomplishment!
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    Dial and Nippletop - 2/16/08

    Lake Road was well packed and there was a group of 2 in front of us who were breaking trail up the HG Leach trail. Beyond them, the trail was unbroken, it varied a lot from 6” to 20”. Sometimes the...
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    Panther, Couchsachraga, Santanoni 2/9/08

    Successful attempt on Panther. Failed attempt on Couch and Santa. Well packed trail from trailhead to well past Bradley Pond. A bit past Bradley Pond, all unbroken trail. Varied from 18-24” fresh...
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    Mt Colden and Phelps Mtn - 2/2/08

    Crunchy crust on well packed trail to Marcy Dam. Several inches of fresh snow under crunchy crust on way to Avalanche Pass and Lake Arnold. Trail up Colden was snowed over/blown in with 6", sometimes...
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    Algonquin, Iroquois, Wright - 1/27/08

    Well packed trail from Loj to Algonquin, able to go up Algonquin in MSR snowshoes, opted to switch to crampons for descent on Algonquin and switched back to snowshoes at junction with trail to...
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