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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

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Backcountry Down Mountain Skiing

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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Gulf of Slides

April 15, 2023
Emilie Phillips

We made it to spring skiing on Mount Washington this year! Every year, climate change shortens the window for spring skiing, and this year was no exception. The snow pack stabilized a week and a half prior, but then it froze solid for the weekend. On Tuesday, the weather warmed up again. The people who […]

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Bill Hill

March 18, 2023
Emilie Phillips

We led an AMC ski trip to the Bill Hill glades near Gorham. It was supposed to be a family trip, but no other families signed up. Instead we had two adults who were looking for an easier trip. The weather cooperated so we were able to fly up to the Gorham airfield. The rain […]

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Family trip on the John Sherburne

February 19, 2023
Emilie Phillips

Sunday, Tyson and I had scheduled an AMC family trip up the Tuckerman Ravine trail and down the Sherburne. Almost nobody signed up. Conditions were so bad that another AMC leader relocated his down mountain trip to the Sherburne. So we briefly had a large group. Then every single participant on the other trip canceled. […]

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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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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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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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