All articles tagged as 'backcountry'

Mark it “FD”
February 11th, 2015 | By:  Peter | 3 Comments

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Recently, while out tromping around the neighborhood I noticed a new land-slide on this mountain with a Vermont State Quarter on it.  I think this is the slide's first Winter. And that got me thinking about really important questions, like: - At what elevation do deer turn into elk? - Why did the ... ...Read more

Solidly Mediocre!
December 4th, 2010 | By:  Ben | 13 Comments

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This week has been a trying one for a skier in the Northeast. Just a few days ago we endured temperatures in the 50s and rains edging toward Biblical status. This one hurt especially hard since it came only a few days after things were looking up. Anyway, winter has ... ...Read more

TR: A Date with Ruth
June 21st, 2010 | By:  Sam

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Click the picture or here to read A Date with Ruth I recently met up with James, who I met through Turns All Year, for a casual outing to Mt. Baker. When skies went blue, we changed our plans and focused on Ruth Mountain instead. We were well rewarded for the ... ...Read more

Not too Caliente, Not too Picante…
March 19th, 2010 | By:  Greg | 9 Comments

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JUST RIGHT! The high elevation east coast snow pack continues to cook to perfection as if it were a delicious curry being prepared in a mountain hut. The recent weather has provided a surprise early taste of spring, and if you aren't skiing this weekend you are doing yourself a ... ...Read more

March 17th, 2010 | By:  Greg | 5 Comments

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The high elevation backcountry snow is absolutely simmering to perfection right now. From 9 to noon the peel away corn has been fantastic. Just makes sure you stay high enough so that your line froze last night; unfrozen snow is rotting right now. The snow is getting so soft below ... ...Read more

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