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snow on the mountain
« on: September 15, 2002, 07:27:20 PM »

I drove up thru Crawford Notch on Thursday morning. interestingly enough there was a real dusting of snow and ice on the summit of Mt. Washington that did my heart good. ice season certainly ain't here yet but it's definitely on it's way.

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Re: snow on the mountain
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2002, 10:09:16 AM »

it's definitely frosty up there now. my friend Mason was up last weekend and he said that there was ice forming in the shaded places like Pinnacle and Central. not enough to climb, but definitely enough to whet his appetite!!!

on top of that we've finally been getting a lot of rain. the goround is getting soaked and that will be very good for the coming ice season. altho the wet weather is bad for the fall rock season, it's great for the ice. if we don't have a saturated soil, the ground won't freeze and any melt we get won't turn to ice it will just soak in.

so pray for fall rain!

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Re: snow on the mountain
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2002, 08:24:56 AM »

Wow! I'm impressed with the movey-mouse-over-the-bit-you're-writing-in thing. Anyway...

Looks like I might be somewhere East-coast (Boston area I think) towards the end of November and most of December and what I'm wondering is whether I should be packing huge quantities of kit when I come? What's the weather normally like around then, and are there decent venues within a weekend's travel of Boston? Feel free to take the piss out of my America Geographical knowledge!

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Re: snow on the mountain
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2002, 09:25:10 AM »

Bring your stuff, but be flexible.

Things are very variable at that time of year.  Sometimes the ice is awesome, sometimes it sucks.  It also varies more week by week than it does when there is more of a base as in Jan-Mar.  Thus you might have a stellar week and then you get some warm rain and it's all gone.  Then it's back the next week after that.

Tucks, Cannon and The Ravine usually have pretty good ice at come point.

Keep your eye on www.neice.com for specifics.

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Re: snow on the mountain
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2002, 06:44:17 PM »

I was up in both ravines on Thursday morning. there is ice definintely starting to come in on both Tucks and Huntington. at this rate I would say that late next week or weekend we should have stuff to play on. check out the pictures in this weeks Report. I was a bit disappointed about the amount of snow up there, but the ice is starting to happen. if you head up there be prepared for a rocky hike the entire way. ain't no snow filling in those boulders yet. <sigh>

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