ADK BC Conditions

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1- This thread should have been made years ago
2- I need to stop being so lame and put some more turns in
3- ScottyJ.. I want to come play
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Chris wrote
1- This thread should have been made years ago
I'm pinning the sucker too. Needing the Cats too.  Mr 35hunge?
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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PeeTex PeeTex
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Looks like a nice spot. That tree needs a little chain saw work.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
PeeTex PeeTex
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Visited my personal glade for some preseason cleanup. Each year I ski it I note little improvements, taking that sapling out would make that turn a little easier or there is a really good line over there if I just could clear out some blow down. I got up early while it was cool and hiked in with loppers and folding limb saw and worked for about 5 hours. Opens up a new line, took out a few annoying trees and noted where I needed to come back with a bow saw to clear some leg breakers. Have another half day to put in and it will be a lot more fun this season.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
PeeTex PeeTex
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Checked out a new spot today. A ridge that had seen a lot of logging in the past. Wanted to see if the part of it that was DEC property would hold promise. I think I made another good find, a hike up there after a storm to see how the snow settles will be the final answer but the woods were surprisingly open and the aspect is good.



I bushwacked up to the summit, I found where there were spots with open fields of ferns and there were spots so think you had to fight your way through - figuring out how to work a continuous line will take some trial and error. I knew there must be some old logging roads up there and I was not disappointed, I just had to look for them.



Not terribly high in elevation at the top, but a solid 1800' of skiable vertical and mostly low angle stuff. No work required here - nature (and past logging) has left some beautiful glades and easy access.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
PeeTex PeeTex
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Marcy was wicked today, 60 mph winds and a icy snow pack.
Early season conditions  - crampons and snow shoes. Mid thigh drifts and bare rock,
Soon it will be time.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
Snowballs Snowballs
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PeeTex wrote
 hiked in with loppers and folding limb saw and
Folding Limb Saw ?

 Cordless sawzall, 12 " long blade (reaches high) and a couple battery packs. The new lithium batteries last forever.....
PeeTex PeeTex
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Snowballs wrote
PeeTex wrote
 hiked in with loppers and folding limb saw and
Folding Limb Saw ?

 Cordless sawzall, 12 " long blade (reaches high) and a couple battery packs. The new lithium batteries last forever.....
Never thought of that - but if I want to get serious I'll bring my Stihl Farm Boss in, that sucker will take down just about anything, I am thinking about that for a large piece of old blow down which is blocking a big section of the glade, the chain saw and a cant hook would make short work of that issue.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
Snowballs Snowballs
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Hard to beat a chain saw,,,,, unless stealth is required. If so, see above.

Cordless sawzalls will cut quite a bit. I've dropped 8 inch trees with my Ni-cad on the atv trail. The lithium battery ones would put the old Gondi towers on the ground.



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