The Holy Zero °C Strikes Back

By:  Greg
September 19, 2011 5:58 pm | Category: Skiing

Last year, about this time in fact, our relations with the Holy Zero °C were cool, and the temps were high. This year however, the relations have been warmer, and correspondingly, the temps have chilled. Needless to say, we were all excited when we got an audience with His Excellency high in New Hampshire.
snow on Mt. Washington in September 2011
snow on Mt. Washington in September 2011

We thought about bringing snowblades to grease the wheels of the discussions, but decided that wasn’t cool enough. Instead, we brought something that has made talks go smoothly for eons.
greasing the wheels

Kristin hates the taste of warmth, and clearly is looking forward to the cool taste of winter!
Kristin's reaction to the taste of warmth

The meetings went well. The Grand Puhbah insisted we have nothing to fear, and everything to look forward to. He then left the mountain and told us to, “enjoy the show.” No one really knew what that meant, but we decided to stick around and watch the sunset. With some time to kill we took on some alpine bouldering problems in hiking boots. Ashley probably got the FA of a here:
Ashley takes on an alpine bouldering problem

Time passed. Temps dropped. The sun set behind a cloud, and all we got was a great colored sky.
a brilliant sky

We’re all geared up, and ready for the next real snow. Enjoy the fall into winter!

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  1. Lionel Hutz
    wrote on September 20th, 2011 at 5:41 am  

    Those left in the Command Center approve of this advance scouting mission.

  2. robrox
    wrote on September 20th, 2011 at 9:05 am  

    Dedication and a wee dram…

    • Greg
      wrote on October 1st, 2011 at 11:59 am  

      wee dram=the FIS way. :D

      thanks for checking in Rob!

  3. Adrian
    wrote on September 20th, 2011 at 11:09 am  

    Killer colors in that last shot!

    Man I can’t wait for winter…

    • Greg
      wrote on October 1st, 2011 at 11:59 am  

      AGREED! Bring it!

  4. savant
    wrote on September 22nd, 2011 at 9:33 am  
  5. natron
    wrote on October 1st, 2011 at 11:58 am  

    I always thought Jameson was the official drink of Mt. Adams?

    • Greg
      wrote on October 1st, 2011 at 11:59 am  

      I was not aware. I’m willing to change going forward for sure though! Where’s that tradition come from?

    • natron
      wrote on October 1st, 2011 at 3:49 pm  

      Irish scotch and northern prezzis go well together! Mr. Jameson tagged along on my last 2 visits up Adams (prolly doesn’t qualify yet as tradition.) Jim B. being a southern burboun might be more suitable for the hillbilly south, u know like slowshoe or magic ;)

    • Greg
      wrote on October 5th, 2011 at 11:43 pm  

      I need to make a like button for individual comments

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