A Trinity — The Dregs of a New Hampshire Winter

By:  Greg
June 15, 2010

We did two laps, and it started raining sideways. Someone must have really turned on the heat in the tub copter because these droplets were COLD. Not wanting to ruin our makeup we decided it was time to head down. At HoJo’s, right on cue the sun poked out.
right on cue the sun poked out

We took our time getting out, and enjoyed a few snacks and beers along the way. We went down to town and got some food. Hours later we remembered we hadn’t finished our trinity of activities for the day yet. Thinking quick we went over to the crag and did some fun night climbing.
night climbing

Christian on belay
on belay

At about 2 am we had had enough, and Christian went up to clean up the anchor.
go clean up the anchor Christian

It started to rain (again) at this point, and yet we still hadn’t completed the trinity of outdoor activities. The swim remained. Despite the tub copter hovering over head, we found an icy gushing (icy) river taking the dregs of winter back to the Atlantic. We eased ourselves into the water. As I waded deeper and deeper, I thought “gee, this isn’t that bad.” But then a few seconds later when the time came to let go of my balance and drop into the water for a dunk, I realized my body was resisting the motion. My body knew it wasn’t healthy to go into this kind of water. Against all warnings though, we plunked ourselves in anyway. BRRRR!!!
not warm

At about 2:45am we finished up a New Hampshire Trinity of outdoor activities. We were psyched, shivering, and ready for more summer adventures in the weeks to come. Thanks for checking out FamousInternetSkiers.com. HIGH FIVE!
high five!

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  1. MadPatSki
    wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 10:38 pm  

    How many beers between the end of Tucks to climbing at 2am? Inquiring minds want to know. :P CUz you know, that sounds just crazy.

    • Greg
      wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 10:45 pm  

      a trinity trifectized at least ;)

  2. Sam
    wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 11:52 pm  

    ughh, you might not make it to July. if you get July, you should start looking at flights to WA at the very end of august so you can get aug and sep. October is now a given on the EC…

    • MadPatSki
      wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 12:47 am  

      I don’t know about Greg, but I’ve taken a serious option into making July turns this year. More than 10 per run anyway. Just need to fit June turns in there before hand.

    • Greg
      wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 8:35 am  

      Oh I’m sure we will get July. Sadly I’m locked in for teaching July/august. Perhaps this is good for my wallet since I’ll need to make a trip this winter :D

    • TEO
      wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 9:25 am  


      Skiing the EC in October has *always* been a given.

  3. Dwyer
    wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 4:47 am  

    Holy sweet lord, that looks like exactly my type of adventure. Way to get after it gentlemen.

    -Begrudging in Bangkok

    • Greg
      wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 8:37 am  

      Wish you were here bud. Take lots of pics in bangkok!

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 4:30 pm  

      From Bangkok with love.

  4. cathy
    wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 7:37 am  

    High five to you K_C. Really fun shot! Keep at it guys. Would skiing in Mongolia count for July?

    • Greg
      wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 8:39 am  

      Thanks! Skiing in ___________ counts. :)

    • K_C
      wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 11:45 am  

      Christian gets the photo cred for that one, I was at work :)

    • K_C
      wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 11:46 am  

      And skiing in Mongolia definitely counts! It’s so cool it should count for July and August.

  5. StoweNow
    wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 10:25 am  

    On to July! Keep the run going!

    A friend from college has, over the years since we graduated college, lived in Jackson, WY, Portland, WA and now Alaska. After several years of skiing 8-10 months a year, he thought why not ski every month of the year? He’s up to a total of 119 months (yup that’s 10 years) in a row and still managed to fit in work, a happy marriage, a daughter and LAW SCHOOL. Reading that part again I think I have a new hero.

    Should you ever make it to Alaska, I’m sure he’d be happy to show you around.

    • icelanticskier
      wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 7:28 pm  

      my buddy craig has done it in utah for 12 months a year for 22 years straight now. he relies on pipeline bowl and timp for the tougher months.


    • MadPatSki
      wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 11:31 pm  


      You don’t necessarily need to live out West for ski streak, you just need one plane ticket a year to bridge the season in August and September.

      Monthly skier and since October 2005 while living in Ottawa ;)

    • Greg
      wrote on June 17th, 2010 at 7:45 am  

      I was wondering if/when you were going to chime in Pat… and if I was going to have to chime in for you.

  6. powhounddd
    wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 1:46 pm  

    kick@$$. Keep up the good shred.

  7. natron
    wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 2:44 pm  

    nice greg! most of us go up there and milk the last turns and you do 1 per 100vert, I love it!!

  8. christian
    wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 7:18 pm  
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