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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

AMC-NH

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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Ski-Bushwhacking Cedar Brook

March 9, 2019
Emilie Phillips

“I can’t see where I’m skiing,” Becca said, “I’m holding my poles in front of my face and closing my eyes. “ “I did say to bring eye protection,” I responded ruefully, “but it wasn’t this bad when I was here four years ago.” Becca shook her head in agreement. This was a disgrace. Taking […]

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Skiing on Cardigan

March 10, 2019
Tyson Sawyer

Some days it pays to go see what the skiing conditions really are. Saturday’s forecast was for warm and sunny. However, this trip was scheduled for Sunday. Sunday’s forecast had been to start in the low 20’s with some snow, then gradual warming through the day until it transitioned to rain sometime in the afternoon. […]

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Short and Easy Greeley Ponds

February 2, 2019
Emilie Phillips

Thor and I, and six participants skied up two miles from the Kancamagus highway to Greeley Ponds to see the views and catch a few turns on the way back down. We delayed our start until 10AM because the morning low was -1F and the forecast high 15F. This route is somewhat steep for cross […]

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