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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

AMC-NH

Last Tracks at Crescent Ridge

March 27, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We claimed last tracks on Crescent Ridge for the season. When we first planned the last NH AMC family trip for end of March at Crescent Ridge, that sounded like a reasonable idea. After all, it worked in 2018 and 2019. Well, the snow this year just hasn’t been up to snuff. We had three […]

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Skiing Hillman’s Highway

April 15, 2017
Tyson Sawyer

[draft written in 2017] For Mt. Washington spring skiing, Hillman’s Highway is a classic. A classic that I had not yet checked off my bucket list, but this looked to be the perfect day to do so. The sun had warmed things early, the sky was blue. Just the conditions that my spring AMC trips […]

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AMC Family ski trip to Bretton Woods

March 13, 2021
Emilie Phillips

I was scheduled to co-lead an AMC trip with Erik. Normally that would mean lots of organization and some coaching. But Erik did all the screening. And the folks who actually came were all regulars. So this turned into just a fun ski together. We had planned to ski the White Mountain National Forest Beaver […]

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Skiing Sheldrick Forest and Heald Tract

February 13, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Saturday I co-led an AMC ski trip to some local conservation areas in Wilton NH. Actually, Darrell, the primary leader did all the work. I just volunteered to co-lead because it’s ten miles from home. Darrell scouted the trails in the summer. He apparently helped maintain some of the trails in the Heald Tract back […]

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Jackson Family Ski

January 25, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Over the past few years, I have tried to run family friendly ski trips, but have gotten very little participation. This year Tyson and I decided to double down and run a whole series of family oriented ski trips. That way, even if we only get one family on the first trip, we can convince […]

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Skiing in the rain: ski leader Telemark clinic

December 14, 2019
Emilie Phillips

What’s surprising about this weekend, was that everyone showed up. 12 of us AMC-NH ski leaders came out to practice our Telemark turns in the rain. We did spend extra time on indoor discussions. This trip is part of regular training provided by the NH AMC. PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) says instructors should […]

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Glade Skiing off the Kancamagus

April 6, 2019
Tyson Sawyer

Another case of lemonade from lemons. Thor and I had planned an AMC-NH group trip on Saturday to ski Monroe Brook off the west side of Mount Monroe. Unfortunately, the forecast was calling for anywhere between 2 and 12 inches of snow on top of an icy surface with winds in the 50-70 mph range […]

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Crescent Ridge

March 30, 2019
Tyson Sawyer

A wise man once said: On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 6:06 PM Nik Fiore wrote: > but you don’t know if you don’t go. The forecast was calling for a 50% +/- chance of mixed precipitation all day. Erik and I and 6 other dedicated souls were planning to ski the Granite Backcountry Alliance […]

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