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#25098 - 10/24/06 11:19 PM It's almost that time
Mike Rawdon Offline

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There's snow forecast for tonight and tomorrow in the Catskills. (just flurries)

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#25099 - 10/25/06 12:01 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Mike Rawdon]
irisharehere Offline
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Some folks up in VT are at it already.....

shamelessly stolen from another site...........

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#25100 - 10/25/06 12:59 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: irisharehere]
Aya Offline
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Shame on you.
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#25101 - 11/12/06 10:37 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Aya]
Kim Graves Offline
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Mike,

How soon? Some of the farmers I buy from at the farmer's market are reporting overnight temps in the 20's. We're bitin' at the bit. End of the month?

Best, Kim
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#25102 - 11/12/06 11:55 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Kim Graves]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Quote:

Mike,

How soon? Some of the farmers I buy from at the farmer's market are reporting overnight temps in the 20's. We're bitin' at the bit. End of the month?

Best, Kim




Patience, grasshoppah...

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#25103 - 11/13/06 07:01 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Mike Rawdon]
chip Offline
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After hitting 82 Friday at Seneca, the season would seem a long way off. Thank God for that little micro environ in the Catskills and further north. A friend from Quebec says it is starting to form there.

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#25104 - 11/14/06 05:23 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: chip]
Aya Offline
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Were you out there last week? My bf was there all week and said the weather was beautiful, except for Tues & Wed. Apparently slept at the park & ride all week...

Anyway... With the weather we've been having - were we really having flurries a couple of weeks ago? Nuts! NUTS!
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#25105 - 11/15/06 03:23 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Aya]
pedestrian Offline
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There was a coating of snow on Giant Ledge / Panther when I hiked it a couple weeks ago. Wild.

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#25106 - 11/15/06 04:05 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Aya]
chip Offline
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Aya, I'm sure I met him, as there were all of 6-8 of us there each day. We were there Tuesday to mid-day Friday so only got in one and a half days, but it was great when the rain cleared.
This week/end looks to be a bit cooler!

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#25107 - 11/15/06 07:08 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: chip]
RangerRob Offline
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(clicking ruby red heels together) There's no place like winter, there's no place like winter! I WANT TO BASH ICE!

RR

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#25108 - 11/21/06 03:24 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: RangerRob]
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Hey, the lows are getting lower and the days are getting shorter. It's just a matter of time now. It might be time to bust out the dremel (on all but the screw I let smike use ) and do a pull up or two. I haven't done any since summer camp.

Just think, 23A miiight even be open before the ice starts to form on the Rawdon's (formerly Moore's) Bridge climbs.
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#25109 - 11/21/06 03:31 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: pitfall]
strat Offline
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The Minty of ice climbs is going to go this Saturday....

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#25110 - 11/21/06 03:58 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: strat]
Smike Offline
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[weather geek on] A major weather pattern flip by the end of this weekend. Coldest air of the season by far will be in place by mid next week. In fact a major winter snow storm could usher in winter for the Northeast for end of next week. Its very likely that someone in the Northeast is going to get 12” + from this.

Snow fall potential for end of next week (Darkest blue would be measured in feet)


Forcast map Dec 2


[weather geek /off]

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#25111 - 11/21/06 05:52 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Smike]
strat Offline
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weather predictions. zzzZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its very likely that someone in the Northeast is going to have colder temperatures next week than in July.

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#25112 - 11/21/06 06:19 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: strat]
Smike Offline
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weather predictions. zzzZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its very likely that someone in the Northeast is going to have colder temperatures next week than in July.



We'll check back next week to see how I did Can't wait until the news media grabs hold of the idea. If they hype it, it will not come true for sure.

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#25113 - 11/21/06 06:52 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: pitfall]
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It might be time to bust out the dremel

This is blatant thread drift, but I can't resist. The other day at work we had to borrow a dremel from maintenance. Some guy had a stainless steel cock ring that he'd left on for 3 days. I don't think even the manufacturer had imagined a Dremel could be that versatile.

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#25114 - 11/21/06 06:53 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: intrepid02]
irisharehere Offline
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You wouldn't want to have shakey hands doing that proceedure...

Irish

Oh, and if anyone upstairs is taking weather requests, how about some snow for Taos by mid-December, m'kay??????
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#25115 - 11/21/06 07:51 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Smike]
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About damn time. Last year on Thanksgiving weekend I was already skiing on natural snow all the way to the base of Mount Washington.

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#25116 - 11/21/06 08:56 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: pedestrian]
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmkay?
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#25117 - 11/22/06 08:18 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: strat]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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The Minty of ice climbs is going to go this Saturday....




I beat ya.

The Minty of Catskill ice climbs got climbed at 10:30 this morning. Yea, OK it was on TR; I'll give you the honor of ringing in the leading (or soloing, as the case may be) season.



It was all legitimate climbing until the last little overhang. I Batmanned over that, as climbing over it would probably have pulled down much of the moss that is oh-so-critical to this section during the season.

Game on!

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#25118 - 11/22/06 08:41 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Smike Offline
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You trudge up the 400' of talus from the road for that?

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#25119 - 11/22/06 09:08 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Smike]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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You trudge up the 400' of talus from the road for that?




Yup. Hey, I bet it's more ice than you've poked this month.

Then I drove to the Trapps and did a lap on Hyjecks and Fingerlocks...in the same boots I ice climbed in! Rigid mountain boots make Hyjeck's a bit more, um, "interesting".

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#25120 - 11/22/06 09:14 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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[quote
Yup. Hey, I bet it's more ice than you've poked this month.




you obvious haven't met his new GF

I crack me up
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#25121 - 11/23/06 01:25 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Mike Rawdon]
strat Offline
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Good Job Mike!

I've climbed the REAL Minty of Ice Climbs in leaner conditions than that but that's just because I wanted to one-up Smike. But since you've beaten both of us, I can wait until the conditions are actually worth climbing

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#25122 - 11/23/06 03:08 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: strat]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Actually, I probably had more fun on that slab today than ever before. Fat grade 3 slab ice can be boring, I suppose. This was anything but. For many of the feet placements, a large section of the unbonded ice would break, but then it was held to the rock surface by the surface tension of the water running behind it. The tool placements were pretty much "for balance only".

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#25123 - 11/23/06 03:57 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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So basically, you were dry-tooling after you tapped the sheets of ice out of the way?

Looks like a sorry wet way to spend a few hours..............unlike, say, the fun of sending out CVs........OK, never mind, I'm just jealous!

Any unemployed folk who need a belay bitch, let me know..........

The still Irish, but soon to be American after my biometric scans get Dept. of Homeland Security clearance......
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#25124 - 11/24/06 11:07 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: irisharehere]
Aya Offline
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As soon as it gets cold, irish. I've got a car!

I'm not much of a ropegun, though...
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#25125 - 11/29/06 12:37 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Aya]
Kim Graves Offline
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Last Saturday, my farmer friend in the Union Square market told me each morning he has to break two inches of ice up in the watering troffs for the animals.

Best, Kim
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#25126 - 11/29/06 02:13 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Kim Graves]
Smike Offline
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my farmer friend




My famer firend in where? Alaska.....

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#25127 - 11/29/06 03:12 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Smike]
kevin boyle Offline
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Here comes the cold. After a record high tomorrow the temps are supposed to drop until the high on Sunday is 32, for the champlain valley. There wasn't much winter around this weekend though. My wife and I were able to ride our mountain bikes all the way to the castle at the top of the whiteface memorial highway. There was almost no snow on the ground even at the summit.

Kevin

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#25128 - 11/30/06 12:58 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Smike]
strat Offline
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Quote:

Quote:

weather predictions. zzzZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its very likely that someone in the Northeast is going to have colder temperatures next week than in July.



We'll check back next week to see how I did Can't wait until the news media grabs hold of the idea. If they hype it, it will not come true for sure.




zzzZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ as advertised

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#25129 - 11/30/06 02:30 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: strat]
Smike Offline
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Hardly zzzz My predictions for intensity may have been under a bit.

http://wwwa.accuweather.com/news-blogs.asp?partner=accuweather&blog=community

I’ll give you that the location is off thou for the snow. (12”+ snow and blizzard is about 400 miles to the west)

We will still get some severe storms and maybe a tornado or two out of this and nice helping of winter cold for the next 2 weeks (which of course is all the matters for ice and my heating bill)



What we will get:
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/margusity/2006/Henry's1130.jpg





Edited by Smike (11/30/06 06:57 PM)

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