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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Destination Cedar Brook NH

Hike Cedar Brook without snow

October 6, 2019
Emilie Phillips

After last winter when we found the Cedar Brook trail nigh impassible, we were curious how it looked during the summer. Well, summer is gone, and we realized winter is coming soon. Saturday morning, we emailed friends hoping someone could join us and help with the car shuttle. Thor was available for Sunday. He brought […]

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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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Cedar Brook

March 14, 2015
Emilie Phillips

I led the Cedar Brook this year again. It is almost becoming a tradition. This year felt less like a winter adventure than I remembered from other years, but I couldn’t quite figure out why during the trip. There definitely was less snow as it all fell in Boston and the coast this year. Looking […]

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rambling update

February 18, 2011
Emilie Phillips

Tyson and I led the Cedar Brook ski trip this past weekend. (12th ski trip.) A combination of good snow and strong people made it the fastest trip ever. We normally get out after dark, and this time we got out at 4pm! On the way up we ran into a NH AMC hiking trip […]

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Cedar Brook

March 13, 2010
Emilie Phillips

Tyson and Bill led the anual AMC Cedar Brook trip. Typically sparsely attended, this year it had two competent backcountry skiers and three, well, lets call them strong backyard cross country skiers for participants. For an intro to backcountry skiing, this trip is quite an adventure. The trip up requires skins part of the way. […]

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Vacation day 3

February 24, 2010
Emilie Phillips

Today we cross country skied Cedar Brook. This is a trip which Tyson is leading for the AMC later this winter. Normally this trip has taken us 10 hours. This time we had a pouring snow storm, possibly open water crossings, and what had been bare dirt at the lower elevations the previous day. We […]

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Cedar Brook

February 22, 2009
Emilie Phillips

Last year’s Cedar Brook trip was 4 people and 10 hours, this year there was less snow, but otherwise about the same. Scott, who had co-lead last year, was busy working this year, so he couldn’t come. This was Tyson’s second mentored lead this year. And some new person we hadn’t met before came. We […]

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dead moose and busted car bumper

February 20, 2008
Emilie Phillips

The moose and the car are not actually related or I would not feel nearly so stupid about the car. Two weekends ago, we went out skiing again with the AMC on the Cedar Brook trip. It ended up being just Tyson, myself, and the two trip leaders, Bill and Scott. The weather had been […]

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This wilderness loop in the White Mountains has been a classic ski tour with significant climb and descent, some route finding, and a significant feeling of being away from everything. More details here.

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