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#50825 - 03/17/10 11:25 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: franky]
powderbroker Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 17
franky - Colder temps in the forecast and plenty of snowpack, don't give up hope yet!

talus - I am not saying not to carry avy gear in avy terrain, but carrying it inbounds in the Catskills as opposed to Wyoming seems.... unnecessary.

I was up at Wright last weekend and the damage up there is tremendous.

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#50826 - 03/18/10 12:55 AM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: powderbroker]
franky Offline
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Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 31
you think i have a chance of doing a day trip on hunter mountain (not the resort) this weekend? is there still good snow coverage?

-and hey cool i was also just at wright peak last weekend! did you ski up the wright peak ski trail? god it was steep!!!


Edited by franky (03/18/10 01:00 AM)

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#50827 - 03/18/10 01:32 AM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: powderbroker]
talus Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 1259
powder i hear you & agree.

how were the conditions in the dacks?

here's bc photo of my tracks from a recent trip to Utah

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#50858 - 03/19/10 01:26 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: talus]
Rickster Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 853
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
John, Catskill Backcounty, Catskills. I know we digress to the Dacks now and then, but Utah? That's pushing it. We know what tracks down pristine, high mountain powder stashes look like and are terribly jealous. How about a tight, washed out, post holed, dead fall laced, boulder strewn hiking trail along the Devil's Path? Now that's skiing. RC

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#50869 - 03/19/10 05:12 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: Rickster]
franky Offline
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Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 31
dont tell me you ski some of those steep #@s devils path trails!!! hiking them in the summer is tough enough. which ones have you skied?

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#50875 - 03/19/10 07:06 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: franky]
Rickster Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 853
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Not many and it ain't pretty. Just some sections on and around Hunter. The spur trails that access from various hollows and side roads are more than fun. But, you are right, the Devil's Path is way steep, narrow, rocky, post holed, and when they get that narrow snow shoe track up the center, more like a luge run than a manageable ski descent. I'm more than happy to find the old tote tracks and tree shots than those narrow foot trails. RC

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#51038 - 03/26/10 06:03 AM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: Rickster]
powderbroker Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 17
the last storm sure didn't exactly pan out, let's see what happens next week. Cold temps and snow would mean another week of excellent BC in the catskills, at least according to my Plattekill webcam reconnaissance. What a weird and disappointing March so far.

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#51050 - 03/26/10 04:08 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: powderbroker]
Welle Offline
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Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 213
Loc: Western Slope
anyone knows what the trails around Belleayre look like? snowshoes needed? Thinking of hiking up Cathedral Glen to take down couple of tree runs on the East side of Belleayre. TIA!

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#51078 - 03/28/10 03:19 AM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: Welle]
powderbroker Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 17
i would guess snowshoes or skins are in order. plenty of snow left above 2500 feet to ski. today was fun in the catskills bc. all of you look out for northern exposures, we still have a few more days of free skiing in those woods.

at least three cheers for that!

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#51093 - 03/29/10 03:50 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: powderbroker]
powderbroker Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 17
Wow, I was really tired when I wrote that. Hope this rain doesn't destroy us, I wouldn't mind one more day like Saturday.


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