A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

AMC Family ski trip on the Sherburne

February 10, 2024
Emilie Phillips

For a rainy day, Tyson’s AMC family trip to the Sherburne went really well. It rained on the drive up, rained in the parking lot when we got ready, and rained in the parking lot as we packed up. In between, it was sunny with fast moving gray clouds hanging on the summit. Tyson succeeded […]

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Gulf of Slides trail

January 13, 2024
Emilie Phillips

Back in college, the hazardous part of the outing club trips was driving there and back. That proved to be the case for this ski trip on Mount Washington. The winds were howling 100mph at the summit and 50mph in the valleys. I almost didn’t get out of bed because it sounded so miserable outside. […]

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Adirondack ski flying

January 21, 2024
Emilie Phillips

The cold snap finally froze the lakes in northern New York. Glenn emailed folks: lunch at Raquette Lake on Sunday. Raquette Lake is southwest of the Adirondack High Peaks. Maps show it in the Old Forge region of the Adirondacks. Glenn’s snowmobile and ice fishing connections checked the ice was thick enough. Twenty miles out, […]

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Man made snow

December 26, 2023
Emilie Phillips

The only skiing anywhere near us is on man made snow. On Sunday, Tyson, Isaac, and I acquired skate skis. This is the first set for Tyson and Isaac, and an upgrade for me. We tried them out on Jackson’s 1 kilometer of man made snow. Ticket price vs snow quality was pretty good. Tyson […]

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Telemark ski clinic

December 16, 2023
Emilie Phillips

The NH AMC put on another telemark clinic for the ski leaders. These really are a great way to take the rust off at the beginning of the season. We had Keith Rodney as an instructor for a second time. He gave a different perspective than we’ve had previous years with Jim Tasse. I think […]

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AMC NH ski leader training

December 2, 2023
Emilie Phillips

We had our annual ski leader training day this weekend. Every year people come up with different topics to cover, so the content is a pleasant surprise each time. Ted presented topics from his recent PSIA class. The one that stood out, was for students to learn, they need to trust the instructor. To build […]

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Bear Rocks

November 25, 2023
Emilie Phillips

For a proper adventure, you need to do just enough planning to make it fun, but not too much planning. The two guys who came running towards us yelling for help while we were exploring an unmarked track between Beaver Dam trail and Dobbin Grade had clearly not done enough planning. Their phone was dead […]

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Tyson’s Glider Check Ride

November 4, 2023
Emilie Phillips

Tyson passed the glider exam and now has his glider rating! The weather this year has been terrible for actual soaring, but Tyson made the most of it. Early this year, he learned to tow. Subsequently, any weekend it wasn’t raining, Tyson was out at Sterling either towing or taking gliding lessons. He even went […]

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