Tales from the Hinterland - winter of 2011/2012 edition

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Sick Bird Rider Sick Bird Rider
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Tales from the Hinterland - winter of 2011/2012 edition

Winter has finally arrived and I have finally put skis on my feet. After dodging the bullet of a forecasted ice storm yesterday, the best thing happened: the torrential rain turned to snow.

This morning, the Hinterlandian Snow Depth-o-meter showed significant accumulation:


Since there was no point in doing bike repair for the Cuba Project, I did the logical thing and went shwacking.


There were a few minor obstacles:


But it was pretty nice skiing along in the winter wonderland:


There are still some puddles to avoid:


Woohoo! First linked turns of the season!


I had the bright idea of skiing down our road but the snow was too wet to get much speed up. Thankfully, Blue Toes got first tracks in the car so I straightlined the tire track chute and managed one turn. Oh well, it's a start!

Love Jay Peak? Hate Jay Peak? You might enjoy this: The Real Jay Peak Snow Report
tBatt tBatt
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Re: Tales from the Hinterland - winter of 2011/2012 edition

I saw that it was dumping out your way in the radar. Good stuff! send it east
Telemark Dave Telemark Dave
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Re: Tales from the Hinterland - winter of 2011/2012 edition

.........Meanwhile, 30 minutes down the road.....

There was a bit less snow than up in the high alpine of S.B.R.'s home in the Ravenscliffe Highlands...

But I gathered up the tools of the trade anyway...gotta keep up with the S.B.R.'s.....
Old skewl XC schwack skis....

and some old leather boots, to boot.

So off I ventured, looking for 1st tracks....on our road.
Of course I got snaked.....

Of course I was snaked......

Lesson learned......If one wants first trax.....get the <expletive deleted> off of the interweb.....

First trax in my driveway is all I got!
All I got was 1st tracks in my driveway....next time I'll really slay the gnar, right off of the sichter scale.
Chris Chris
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Re: Tales from the Hinterland - winter of 2011/2012 edition

I'm sure the answer is in here someplace, but I've had a few Davidson Brother's Oatmeal stouts, a few of their Anniversery Ale's, an IPA and a Coors Light.... and just tell me... Where the hell is Hinderland?

Tug Hillish?

(Adirondack Phantoms won tonight, 4-3 over the Syracuse Crunch)

Anyway, congrats on the snow, may there be feet more in your future
The day begins...  Your mountain awaits.
Adk Jeff Adk Jeff
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Re: Tales from the Hinterland - winter of 2011/2012 edition

Chris wrote
Tug Hillish?
Funny.  Hint:  think centimeters, not inches.  Centigrade, not Farenheit.

An enjoyable report as always SBR.  And just what do you call those "Adirondack chairs" up there, Hinterlands chairs?
Sick Bird Rider Sick Bird Rider
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Adk Jeff wrote
An enjoyable report as always SBR.  And just what do you call those "Adirondack chairs" up there, Hinterlands chairs?
Aaah, very good question, because the answer is a clue for Chris: Muskoka Chairs.

Another clue hidden in the TR: Hinterlandians holiday in Cuba on a regular basis.
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Canadia, Onter-eo
The day begins...  Your mountain awaits.
Snowballs Snowballs
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 Eh?
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TFTH - Dec. 6 trail report

Welcome to TFTH's new home in The Woodstove! It feels warm in here...

Speaking of wood stoves, I took a break from wood-chopping and went for a short bike ride on the trail I skied a week ago.

Roughly the same location as pic 4 in my ski TR above:


Of course, I was wearing the latest in winter cycling attire:


It was fun but ultimately depressing. I can't remember the last time I rode a bike in December.

Sorry about the anti-stoke. Our forecast does look promising and the weather report has even suggested there may be snow squalls.
Love Jay Peak? Hate Jay Peak? You might enjoy this: The Real Jay Peak Snow Report
Telemark Dave Telemark Dave
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Sick Bird Rider wrote
Welcome to TFTH's new home in The Woodstove! It feels warm in here...
So does that mean Harv is a chimney sweep?

Finally I have a visual....



Sorry Harv.

Man, we really, really need some snow.

T.D.
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