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by vt_trees
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 62
Views: 2744

Re: Tracks!

Here's one from Sunday. Taken above Daniel's Notch looking back at Smuggs and Mt. Mansfield. That's an interesting perspective. I bushwhacked up Sterling Range Peak this summer and had a nice view south toward Daniel's Notch. It was apparent that there are personal lines scattered all over that ran...
by vt_trees
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 62
Views: 2744

Re: Tracks!

Here's one from Sunday. Taken above Daniel's Notch looking back at Smuggs and Mt. Mansfield. This photo was the highlight. Most of the rest was and epic slog. Pretty, but exhausting and not many turns.

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by vt_trees
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 62
Views: 2744

Re: Tracks!

Conditions in north Central Vermont were outstanding this weekend.

Saturday

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by vt_trees
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 62
Views: 2744

Re: Tracks!

It's Wednesday night and I'm already laying out my gear for Saturday morning. Too soon?

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Skijoring Hound Dog

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by vt_trees
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 62
Views: 2744

Re: Tracks!

After a "good' day on Laraway mt on Saturday I headed back to Sterling Valley on Sunday. It's been a while since the last snow so the Upper Gorge Loop was a well beaten path. My plan was to find a better path to the ridge over to Beaver Meadow. Mission accomplished. I followed a drainage a little fu...
by vt_trees
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 62
Views: 2744

Re: Tracks!

Snow in VT is surprisingly good. Actually its better than good. Skied on Laraway Mt this morning. Plenty of coverage. Snow was stiff but not crusty. Got really nice above 2000’. Tomorrow should be another great day to get out. Where to go? So many choices
by vt_trees
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 62
Views: 2744

Re: Tracks!

Some quick turns after work last night. Get em in before the Saturday. Weekend weather for north central VT is lousy.
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by vt_trees
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Sterling Gorge to Beaver Meadow Trip Log
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Sterling Gorge to Beaver Meadow Trip Log

I love Sterling Valley. I usually do a nice mellow tour (8 Bridges, Lauren's, Peek-a-View, Marston), but when the snow is good it pays to skin up to the ridge. https://www.stowelandtrust.org/fileadmin/slt/maps/SterlingForestMap_winter.jpg One more reason to move to Mo'ville When I finished my tour ...
by vt_trees
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Sterling Gorge to Beaver Meadow Trip Log
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Sterling Gorge to Beaver Meadow Trip Log

They do. Mostly skied Merrell Ultras until this year. I found the Excursions an easy switch.
by vt_trees
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Sterling Gorge to Beaver Meadow Trip Log
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Sterling Gorge to Beaver Meadow Trip Log

We received about 3” of new snow at the house between yesterday and this morning which meant there had to be more up high. After a leisurely morning I was out the door around 9am. Stopped for coffee, a breakfast sandwich, a couple of Snickers bars then made my way to Sterling Gorge (https://goo.gl/m...