Not to be outdone by the 4hr approach that Greg and the Curmudgeon did getting into A Hole; Jake, Hutz, and I woke up at zero dark:30 and drove to Gnarville together. We had a plan for a ski tour that might require even MOAR approach for fewer turns, ha-HA!
Jake and I didn’t really know what we were getting into, but AJ is an expert because he spends a lot of time with old men hanging out in the ADK backbush, or reading online forums about the backbush with other old men.
With this foolproof plan and knowing that we weren’t missing anything good back in VT we got out of the smelly car just after daybreak and started skinning.
We continued for many hours
We passed hottubs that looked so good Jake started to take his pants off to get in
I was getting really tired, but AJ assured us it was only, “5 miles to the summit”.
6.5miles of trailbreaking later we were almost at the base of the mountain, and our butts were tired.
We had finally arrived at the schuss-goal for the day, and that was when AJ suggested we do an about-face and go skin some more over to some other thing. Why not? We’d gotten pretty good at the “approach” thing, might as well keep doing it.
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