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#33572 - 10/08/07 12:09 AM Tree skiing at the Gunks?
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I haven't taken advantage of the crosscountry skiing at the gunks yet but want to this season.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has thought of cleaning a few areas of the woods around bonticou crag for tree skiing. I don't want to see a tree or bush cut down for this. I was hiking out yesturday and noticed that alot of fallen branches have been piled up in areas that had great potential. I don't have a map or I would mention the exact locations.
Is anyone interested in this and who would we need to talk too?
Also, I think it should only be open when there is good snow and like climbing, at your own risk.
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#33640 - 10/09/07 09:55 PM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: acdnyc]
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the places I'm interested in cleaning are located a little farther north.

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#33645 - 10/09/07 11:59 PM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: acdnyc]
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You can ski the trees above the High Peters Kill trail on the Preserve. NO "cleaning" needed. Just park at the Coxing lot, follow the light blue trail to where it turns sharply left at the base of the slope - about 8-10 minutes walk in. Look upslope and see if you don't imagine yourself coming down that hill in a foot of fresh.

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#33662 - 10/10/07 03:28 PM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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 Originally Posted By: pedestrian
the places I'm interested in cleaning are located a little farther north.


went to okemo and they have good tree skiing for the east

[see if you don't imagine yourself coming down that hill in a foot of fresh.[/quote]

always do but i don't always find it. may check that out. if it snows
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#33672 - 10/10/07 06:29 PM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: acdnyc]
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 Originally Posted By: acdnyc
went to okemo and they have good tree skiing for the east


you're getting a little warmer.

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#35836 - 03/05/08 10:17 PM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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Further to my post last Oct. about skiing the trees below Lost City:

Lost City tele skiing

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#35857 - 03/06/08 10:15 PM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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Sweet!

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#35883 - 03/08/08 02:29 AM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: chip]
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why bother when hunter has lifts that bring you to much better spots and at least your not alone.

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#35904 - 03/08/08 03:10 PM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: billythemountain]
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#35916 - 03/10/08 02:50 PM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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Great video! Nice to see snow conditions that good close to home. \:\)
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#36119 - 03/27/08 12:02 AM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: billythemountain]
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 Originally Posted By: billythemountain
why bother when hunter has lifts that bring you to much better spots and at least your not alone.


why bother with hunter mt. i went there this year with my girls nephew and it reminded me how much it stinks. And the crowd, soo long island.
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#36120 - 03/27/08 12:04 AM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: acdnyc]
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didn't get a chance to venture into the trees but i did finally get out and try crosscountry skiing and loved it. So did my girl. We just glided. now i have to try skating next year. then buy my own gear.
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#36135 - 03/27/08 03:17 PM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: acdnyc]
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Did you XC ski at Minnewaska? I tried that for the first time last month and it was at Minne. It was a good workout in beautiful scenery.
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#36208 - 04/01/08 12:54 PM Re: slide skiing daks [Re: The Lisa]
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tele skier ripping out the root canal

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#36228 - 04/01/08 08:48 PM Re: slide skiing daks [Re: talus]
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I have been reading some trip reports on that slide - looks like a fun trip. I think we are Daks-bound this weekend, in search of slides.
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#36345 - 04/07/08 09:06 PM Re: slide skiing daks [Re: The Lisa]
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You don't have an iPhone.

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#36347 - 04/07/08 11:05 PM Re: slide skiing daks [Re: pedestrian]
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And even if I did have one it would not show up on a UBB post. \:\)
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#36349 - 04/08/08 01:15 AM Re: slide skiing daks [Re: The Lisa]
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did you 2 hit angel slide on sunday? pics???
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#36413 - 04/09/08 08:10 PM Re: slide skiing daks [Re: talus]
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Hey, we did Colden instead. I'll post pics in another thread.


Edited by pedestrian (04/09/08 09:33 PM)

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#36780 - 04/28/08 02:41 AM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: The Lisa]
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 Originally Posted By: The Lisa
Did you XC ski at Minnewaska? I tried that for the first time last month and it was at Minne. It was a good workout in beautiful scenery.


No, at the Mohonk House. Spent a night there with my girl for a birthday/Anniversary and they have free cross country skiing.
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#36795 - 04/28/08 10:40 PM Re: Tree skiing at the Gunks? [Re: acdnyc]
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That must have been a nice luxurious trip!
I won a 'ski and stay' package for 2 at the Mt. Washington Hotel. Alas we will have to wait until winter 2008-2009 to use it as there is no skiing in the lowlands until then.
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