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Another trip, man we are
getting old. Ok this trip starts for me at about 8am on
Friday march 6th when Tom showed up . He was coming from Rutland and I
had some skis he wanted to use. We set out and headed for Morristown.
The parking lot had one car in it and several missing. A little fresh
snow with tracks from early risers. We got our shit together and Joe
showed up. We waited and then set out on a packed track. This
easy pull perhaps the easiest ever. DP could have done it but he was in
the hospital and we were sad. I learned this while we were pulling. We
made the cabin pretty quick. Joe didn't like my upper route (he said he
likes to ski across the pond). It was the
classic line ending at broken pole corner. I found it to be easy. No
problem. We got to the cabin and found Colin and Jack from last year.
They were heavily armed. Ar15, 7 shot pump shot gun and 4 hand guns. It
was weird on the final pull up to the cabin the trail had big divots.
They had those Teninite shoot to explode things the night before. They
ripped the trail up. We moved in. Colin and Jack were finishing up a 3
day trip. They were leaving after they cooked breakfast and ate dinner
and drank 30 beers. Stan and I went
to the classic ski lines over past Beaver Meadow, Tom
and Joe skied a run in the glades behind the cabin. We found it
conditions. We ripped a run and headed back. The cabin was warm with
the new stove. This is an old story and I am not going to tell it
again. It was warm in there and the stove was great. We had two chain
saws and the wood was easy. I crashed early because Jack and Colin
where still there, they didnt leave until 11:30pm. They were drunk and
went down the trail
dragging all their guns.
Saturday AM we got up and
ate bacon, coffee
and some other food. Then we all headed out. We went over and did a
couple runs on the classic line. Stan and I headed back for lunch,
while Joe and Tom skied a couple more runs. Julie showed up alone about
that time. A bit later a bunch of folks showed up and we headed out.
There was a teacher from Plattsburg, a doctor and more. We went over
and showed them the classic line. We did that for a bit and then most
people left. Stan, Julie and I went over to the hidden line that nobody
knows about. It was trackless. We did it and it was good. I headed back
and Stan and Julie did two more runs. Back at the cabin we drank beer
and ate food.
Sunday dawned with a
little snow. We got up and ate a big breakfast. Then we
packed up and dragged our sleds to the pond. It was sunny and warm so
we decided to climb the classic once more and just leave our stuff on
the pond. Tom Stan and I climbed up and when we got to the top Tom
descended the normal way. Stan and I went sideways and found the hidden
line. We got another run in there and all ended up on the pond. The
drag out was easy. I saw Reed Hanson climbing up on snow shoes??? I was
home by 3pm and I was happy. Perhaps the best snow we have seen up
there. The stairs were gone at the cabin. Probably 4 feet on the ground
all the streams were covered with no open water really. A small group
but that was fine. I made a chicken and beef meal with bacon Saturday.
Stan made eggs ans hamburgers. We had two full size guitars. We got to
shoot guns Friday and Bob cut his finger shooting a 40 caliber hand
gun. Super fun this year.
Enough people, some interesting ones.
Nice new stove
We didn't stay 5 days
IT only lasted 3 days
We drank all the beer
Julie left us some windshield wiper beer. Nobody took it so when we got
back to the cars we had refreshment.
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