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Events & Announcements / Re: New Hampshire March for Voting Rights
« Last post by kenreville on April 06, 2017, 02:40:54 PM »
Can I have some of whatever Ken is smoking please?

My stuff? Sorry JBro, one hit and you'd be flat on your back, convulsing. ;)
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Events & Announcements / Re: New Hampshire March for Voting Rights
« Last post by kenreville on April 06, 2017, 02:39:10 PM »
So you guys were just fine with the direction we're heading? And you're gonna tell me that HillDouche was a better choice? You think I'm happy that the best we could elect is a loud-mouthed jackass carnival barking buffoon? The REAL culprits in this debacle are both parties. The Repubs for the inability to present a candidate that could beat Trump. If you recall, he (Trump) never had a chance to win the primary. Yet he did- fair and square. The Demo's are at fault for rigging the primary so her heiness could proceed to the throne. Do you think The Bern would've beaten Trump? Fair and square? I sure do. Then the utter arrogance that she'd be a shoe-in to beat Trump. How'd that work out? And NOW, it's coming to light that there may have been an attempt to steal the election from Trump. Again people, step back and look at the big picture. And I'm sorry coreshot, but I for one don't believe you're a soothsayer, so how can you predict what will be in 4-8 years? Remember the polls and how WRONG they were predicting the future? If nothing else, THANK GOD that there isn't another Clinton in the Whitehouse.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Quark & Ergo replacement picks
« Last post by Admin Al on April 06, 2017, 02:19:45 PM »
I meant to post this earlier, but I figured better late than...

Petzl is discontinuing replacement picks for the original Quark and Ergo ice tools. If you use and like these tools, I still climb with my Ergo's almost all the time, I suggest that you ask around and but whatever ones are still available. I have 3 sets stockpiled and would buy another is possible.

I know that many people will say that there are newer tools that are supposedly better, but that is not the point. The Ergo suits the way I climb better than any tool I have tried, EVER! I don't want to get rid of them. And I am sure that I am not alone.

Word to the wise...
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Conditions / Re: Rumney Advice
« Last post by eyebolter on April 06, 2017, 06:39:12 AM »
Depends on the grades you want.   The iron man wall at the main cliff has great routes from 10a to 13+ and if you want to be in the sun you can't get there too early.  Goes into the shade in the afternoon.   They got a bunch of snow last storm so expect some seepage.  For easier routes try the armed and dangerous area.  The new easy routes at the right end will be soaking wet.

Ward

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Conditions / Rumney Advice
« Last post by dave095790 on April 05, 2017, 08:58:26 PM »
Looks like Sunday will be a good day for Rumney.  I have only been there once (Hinterlands), and was thinking about the Main Cliff area.  Is this a bad idea for early April?  Ice still hanging around?  Will the Main Cliff area be too cold (i.e. north facing)?  Any advice for a better spot? 

I realize Rumney will most likely be busy on Sunday. 

Thanks!
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Conditions / Re: Recent Katahdin Conditions?
« Last post by dave095790 on April 05, 2017, 06:36:16 PM »
Thanks for the info.  It was for last weekend, which was their last operating day for the winter; they closed on Sunday (1 April), I think they re-open mid-May?

I've made it to Chimney Pond in under 5 hrs pulling a sled with 3 days worth of supplies, probably would be close to 4 hours with just a day pack. 

Their skiing conditions were terrible, according to someone who was there a about 10 days ago.  With little new snow since then, and temps well below freezing everything would have been wind scoured and bullet proof - thus not making the skin in worth it.  Had temps been above freezing, and sunny - conditions would have been workable and worth going for it. 

I've actually never been up there with good ski conditions, it's always been bulletproof and wind scoured.  It's a shame the park closes in the spring, but I get their reason. 

I opted for Mt Washington instead, and it did not disappoint. 

I would agree in that this is one of the deepest snowpacks and longest lasting winters; but I would also say that the conditions have fluctuated all over the place, with many days being downright terrible, but many days have been epic; and I most certainly have had my share - thanks for asking. 
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Events & Announcements / Re: New Hampshire March for Voting Rights
« Last post by JBro on April 05, 2017, 06:00:43 PM »
Can I have some of whatever Ken is smoking please?
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Events & Announcements / Re: New Hampshire March for Voting Rights
« Last post by Coreshot on April 05, 2017, 05:48:55 PM »
Ken

We disagree.  In four years or eight(whatever), when you whackos have left the country, and possibly the world, in a flaming heap again I hope you'll be man enough to admit you fucked up "BIGLY".
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Conditions / Re: Recent Katahdin Conditions?
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on April 05, 2017, 12:43:36 PM »
Also going to chime in again now that I re-read your post. Avalanche conditions are still similar to mid-winter. I would not enter any steep terrain on Katahdin solo this weekend. Also, are you even allowed to enter the park solo this time of year? Pretty sure at the least you need a day use permit and most likely this is around the time Katahdin is closed. I'm not going to go digging on BSA's website but do have you done your homework here?

And a day tour from parking to either Basin sounds like a serious feat? It takes about 8 hours of skinning just to get to Chimney Pond... can't imagine trying to pull off a car-to-car day tour up there.

Maybe you should checkout Gulf of Slides or something more reasonable. West side of Washington is pretty damn great right now too.
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Conditions / Re: Recent Katahdin Conditions?
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on April 05, 2017, 12:38:29 PM »
That whole area of Maine is still under 2+ feet of snow. You should be able to ski from parking lot with no issues.

Are the skiing conditions totally shit right now?

Ummm, best April conditions we have had in the East in decades? Where you been hiding?

Here's a good resource for seeing snow depth anywhere in the US... the link will look weird as I have it focused on Katahdin area with today's info:

http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html?ql=station&zoom=&loc=Latitude%2CLongitude%3B+City%2CST%3B+or+Station+ID&var=ssm_depth&dy=2017&dm=4&dd=5&dh=18&snap=1&o9=1&o8=1&o12=1&o13=1&lbl=m&o16=1&o7=1&mode=pan&extents=us&min_x=-69.383333333336&min_y=45.483333333329&max_x=-68.141666666669&max_y=46.183333333329&coord_x=-68.76250000000249&coord_y=45.833333333329&zbox_n=&zbox_s=&zbox_e=&zbox_w=&metric=0&bgvar=dem&shdvar=shading&width=800&height=450&nw=800&nh=450&h_o=0&font=0&js=1&uc=0
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