Spent Saturday in the High Peaks. Skied Wright Peak ski trail from about 4000 ft and then the Avy pass trail. Conditions are unreal up high, I would estimate about 3 feet where I turned around. Down low there were some rocks hiding, especially on the trail up to Wright. Hopefully the mini-warm up this week does not do too much damage.
"there is great chaos under heaven, and the situation is excellent"
Disclaimer: Telemark Dave is a Hinterlandian.
He is not from New York State, and in fact, doesn't even ski there very often. He is also obsessive-compulsive about Voile Charger BC's.
Woods skied fairly well in the High Peaks yesterday. A couple inches of powder over a firm crust. Unfortunately looks like most of it will be gone after this week :(. Looks like I'll be spending next weekend in the Gunks instead of skiing...
We were headed up to Peaked Mtn. Pond to check out the backcountry snow conditions when we ran into some high water on the brook and had to change our plans. We decided to take in the view from Little 13th Lake Mtn. The views were worth the hike. Not much trouble making our way directly back toward the car. Great afternoon out. There is a bit of snow left in the woods, but many spots of bare ground where the snow was melted out during the recent thaws. There was a lot of open water along the trail. We really need some cold weather to freeze things up and some more snow! It will take at least 6" inches of new snow to make the low angle terrain skiable and more than that for any steeps.
Hi new here, first post! Ive been living and skiing in the ADKs for about 15 years. Great forums here, I hope to add some stoke.
Nice score jjp! Im sure one of the few spots where such snow can be found these days, awesome how you posted it up ;) Just wondering if you set a boot pack on the side of the slide or if you zig zagged the up with your skins on? To me boot packing would be more courteous and respectful of others who may follow. Just a thought.
Sweet! Hope it looks that good tomorrow! I hope I didn't come across as accusatory, just thought it could be an interesting point for discussion. I have seen it with wide skin track going all the way across before, and thought that was kind of lame.
Under the 8-12 inches of fresh powder was mostly pure ice, so we were unable to get much purchase on the slide without really cutting across and using our edges. The snow was deep enough to make the ski down very fun, however. In retrospect, crampons and an ice ax with the skis on our backs probably would have been the way to go, with an ascent route up the side of the slide. Good luck tomorrow!