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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Back Country Skiing

AMC-NH Ski Trip to Hillmans Highway

April 9, 2022
Tyson Sawyer

This trip was almost cancelled due to uncertain forecasts and conditions. I was concerned that the storm would create hazardous, unstable snow conditions at high elevations and rain would melt out the snow at lower elevations. We took a chance and went anyway. “you don’t know if you don’t go.” Four brave souls joined Brian […]

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Montagne Gris

March 3, 2022
Emilie Phillips

First trip out of the US since covid! Isaac and I made it up to Montréal during vacation week to visit Benoît and he took us skiing. For all that New Hampshire has been having a terrible snow year, the Laurentides had tons. Isaac’s front country ski poles weren’t suitable at all. They kept plunging […]

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Greeley Ponds

March 13, 2022
Emilie Phillips

This was supposed to have been an AMC trip, but we have been having a terrible time recruiting participants this year. So it was just Tyson, Isaac and I, but we had fun time. I suspect part of the reason people aren’t signing up is because we keep getting rainstorms. I was even doubting conditions. […]

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School vacation week

Emilie Phillips

Last week was school vacation week. I’m still catching up since. We spent the first half in the Whites and Isaac and I spent the second half in Montreal while Tyson flew to Florida for work. So far I have photos and GPS tracks from our ski trips uploaded. I’ll work on the detailed stories […]

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Isaac’s first Telemark lesson

February 19, 2022
Emilie Phillips

Isaac took his first Telemark lesson this weekend. It was a holiday weekend, so getting reservations was a zoo. The only slot for Isaac’s lesson was towards the end of the day. Once at the Gunstock mountain, neither the lift lines nor slopes were crowded. The snow conditions were better than in the woods, but […]

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Bald Mountain

February 5, 2022
Emilie Phillips

We found a new place to explore — Bald Mountain in Oquossoc Maine. On Strava heat map, I noticed ski tracks from Mooselookmeguntic Lake up to Bald Mountain. We have flown to Mooselookmeguntic Lake before. Neither of us knew about the nearby skiing. Bald Mountain was a downhill ski area in the 1960s. (New England […]

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AMC Family trip?

January 30, 2022
Emilie Phillips

I put a question mark in the title because this weekend’s ski trip to the Abenaki ski area in Wolfeboro NH was supposed to be an AMC trip. However, no one signed up. In discussing this issue, while skiing Grigory pointed out that the family trips listed do not include any volunteer led trips. I […]

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Bill Hill and More

January 22, 2022
Emilie Phillips

We opted for quantity over quality this weekend. Isaac wanted to go ice skating; Tyson and I wanted to go skiing and flying; I had a list of projects for the rental house; Tyson had a list of projects for the Bearhawk oil cooler; and Isaac wanted to see friends. So what did we do? […]

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The winter is a wonderful time to get out in the woods. We enjoy untracked snow in New England on cross country and Telemark skis.

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