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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #90 on: December 09, 2012, 12:49:18 PM »
46 degrees and sunny here in the Valley on Sunday at 12:48! can you believe it? I got no choice but to go for a bike ride...
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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #91 on: December 09, 2012, 11:02:00 PM »
We climbed O'Dell today Sunday. Perfect conditions and the ice has never been better. Took 16 and 19 screws for two rope lengths.

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #92 on: December 10, 2012, 08:14:58 AM »
We climbed O'Dell today Sunday. Perfect conditions and the ice has never been better. Took 16 and 19 screws for two rope lengths.

Did you walk off?
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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #93 on: December 10, 2012, 08:27:37 AM »
Awful conditions here in the MWV today. Rain and freezing rain with temps at 34 or so. We have an inch of slush on the ground. The weather predictions are almost encouraging at this point, back and forth between rain and cold... Might be ok by the weekend and should hopefully be better up on the mountain.

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/valley_forecast.php
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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #94 on: December 10, 2012, 10:13:44 AM »
Al, yes, we topped out and walked down Lion's Head. The part after the ice was all snow and easy out. Best part, when we reached the alpine garden it was zero wind, literally. So nice! I never climbed O'Dell in better conditions and more ice and was very pleasantly surprised.

Not the best photo but shows the ice last Sunday:



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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #95 on: December 10, 2012, 10:48:43 AM »
Its pouring out right now in Littleton, NH. Ugggghhhhhhhh
someone dropped a steamer in the gene pool

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #96 on: December 10, 2012, 05:05:19 PM »
I just spent a half hour scraping down my driveway so when it freezes it isn't all rutted and crappy. what a pain in the ass. at 5PM it's 40 degrees! we had about 6/10 of an inch of rain here today!!!!

YUCK
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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #97 on: December 10, 2012, 06:49:41 PM »
I just spent a half hour scraping down my driveway so when it freezes it isn't all rutted and crappy. what a pain in the ass. at 5PM it's 40 degrees! we had about 6/10 of an inch of rain here today!!!!

YUCK

Yeah it sucks, but if you think global warming is bad try global cooling.  How much ice would you be climbing if North Conway was under a mile of ice like it was not that long ago?

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #98 on: December 10, 2012, 07:22:16 PM »
Rbirk - really like that pic!  Looks like a beautiful day you had.
Thanks.

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #99 on: December 11, 2012, 12:09:08 AM »
hoping for cold temps quickly... it's 41 degrees at 12:08 after the Pats game!!!!!
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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #100 on: December 12, 2012, 05:56:38 PM »
Just back from a day in Tucks. Brad and I climbed the center of the headwall to the lip and walked down the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. Good fun... Check tomorrow's Report for pics and details...
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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #101 on: December 16, 2012, 07:27:03 AM »
You know what makes me smile this Sunday morning?

WINTER STORM WARNING!

Looks like a wonderful early season gift. :)

Thanks MOM!

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #102 on: December 16, 2012, 01:04:42 PM »
WINTER STORM WARNING!
*sigh* 

That just means I have to go plow, and deal with all of the idiots out there....  I don't ice climb (at least not yet), so I'm glad someone is excited about this white crap falling from the sky!

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #103 on: December 16, 2012, 04:28:20 PM »
WINTER STORM WARNING!
*sigh* 

That just means I have to go plow, and deal with all of the idiots out there....  I don't ice climb (at least not yet), so I'm glad someone is excited about this white crap falling from the sky!
:'( :'( :'(

Suck it up. ;D

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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #104 on: December 16, 2012, 05:10:34 PM »
finally looks like winter up here... thank god!
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