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by Dirk
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Cutler River Drainage to be Closed to Public Access
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Cutler River Drainage to be Closed to Public Access

You're right, in theory. But it's only April 2nd! This is killing me.
by Dirk
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Cutler River Drainage to be Closed to Public Access
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Cutler River Drainage to be Closed to Public Access

One by one, all Vermont resorts have banned uphill travel due to the high volume of skinners, many congregating in large packs. It's a shame that people have ruined a good thing by not maintaining safe distances from each other. I imagine the same is happening in NH. I'm racking my brain for ski tou...
by Dirk
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Cutler River Drainage to be Closed to Public Access
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Cutler River Drainage to be Closed to Public Access

Nice snowfall! You got lucky over there.
by Dirk
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 75
Views: 4462

Re: Tracks!

Those are beautiful photos Bob. Glad you made it back okay.
by Dirk
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 75
Views: 4462

Re: Tracks!

Tracks of a different sort - classic tracks. So Lee and I had been planning a trip to Whistler for months, and we were celebrating our arrival at the condo with a beer, when Vail shut the whole mountain down for the season. Not blaming Vail, but the timing was just too goddamn tragic for words. We w...
by Dirk
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 75
Views: 4462

Re: Tracks!

I love your little videos, vt_trees. Do you tour with a camera crew, or do you rig up some kind of tripod thingy?
by Dirk
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 75
Views: 4462

Re: Tracks!

Even the touring center can have a backcountry feel, if you beat the groomer to it. Upper Bobcat at Trapp's this morning.


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by Dirk
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 75
Views: 4462

Re: Tracks!

After a pleasant morning skiing groomers, I went out to one of my favorite spots, Kettle Pond in Groton. From a capacity crowd to complete solitude, it is, as your young stoner likes to say, all good.


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by Dirk
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 75
Views: 4462

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 Dirk
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: NE Backcountry
Topic: Tracks!
Replies: 75
Views: 4462

Re: Tracks!

There's a tricky rain crust east of the Greens, but I managed to get off a few turns Saturday. I got spoiled by the past two winters - areas that were wide open powder fields last year are actually thickets of hobblebush. I came across fresh moose sign at around 3,000 feet, a yearling by the size of...