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#19964 - 04/30/06 05:47 PM It's not over yet.... (Hunter 4/29)
TimTheClimber Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
Posts: 187
Loc: New Paltz
crossposted from alpinezone

Date(s) Skied: 4/29/06

Resort or Ski Area: Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl

Conditions: Spring!

Trip Report:

Since I was going to a Blues Traveler concert in Oneonta last night...I figured I'd swing by Hunter since it was right on the way.

Starting up, we had to wade through the throngs of people flocking to the Tap NY Beer Festival. We got strange looks..."Who were the weirdos with skis on their backs!?!?!"

About 1/5 of the way up we encountered some streams. Here's Jason crossing a stream.



Eventually we saw snow on Hellgate which was our objective. (Note the bluebirdness of the sky!!!)



Here is me about 3/4 of the way up Hellgate.




We knew the snow had to run out eventually...



And HERE is a tiny video of a few turns near the top of Hellgate.

Get it while you can...there are plenty of turns to be had up there.

This is on the top 5 of the best days of the year. The weather couldn't have been better and the snow was soft. The Blues Traveler concert rocked too.
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#19965 - 05/05/06 01:04 AM Re: It's not over yet.... (Hunter 4/29) [Re: TimTheClimber]
TimTheClimber Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
Posts: 187
Loc: New Paltz
Edit: I guess the links for the pics died. They are now HERE
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#19966 - 06/06/06 07:37 PM May in CO [Re: TimTheClimber]
intrepid02 Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 1421
Loc: Boulder
Tim, when you are looking at colleges, keep this in mind. May in CO:



The ridge at the top is the Continental Divide. The figure in the center of the frame is me. That was about Mid-May and there was still at least a 3 foot base. The last two resorts only closed a week ago, and there is still plenty of backcountry snow.


Edited by intrepid02 (06/06/06 07:42 PM)

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#19967 - 06/07/06 12:01 PM Re: May in CO [Re: intrepid02]
KAYLA Offline
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Registered: 11/11/00
Posts: 407
Loc: new city, ny
great pic
shame your riding a single plank

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