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sooo, do any of you plan on doing any winter trips this year? Snowshoeing? Some big mountains?

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I snowshoe every weekend that there is snow.
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My work schedule will be a bit different this winter than it has been for the past 10+ years, so I'm not sure how that's going to change things.

I'm hoping to (a) snowshoe in Vermont on a weekly basis, (b) do two weekend overnights (one in VT and one in NH), and do a Mt Washington trip in mid-January.

If I get these trips in this winter, I'll be happy.
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Yeah, now that the pooch is gone.
I've been intending on heading out on one of my 4 day weekends (every other week) to a nice lake at 9,000' but various things have kept me from going. Now that it's started to snow a little higher up, I really need to get out, preferably when the forecast is for a screaming blizzard.

Edit: oops, but not in the NE. The northern US Rockies.


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Soon as theres Snow on the ground the Snowshoes, Crampons, Axe will be ready to go every night, Nothing better than Snowshoe night hikes with the wife
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sooo, do any of you plan on doing any winter trips this year? Snowshoeing? Some big mountains?

God willing and the femurs don't snap and the testes don't wither away I hope to embrace another winter in the mountains of TN and NC.  I do like winter backpacking and this year I just may break down and take my set of red Kahtoola Mircrospikes.  No worries then.  

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I've been waiting for winter to get out. No people, no bugs.

I'm waiting on a hammock, too. Never camped in one.


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My brothers and I do a winter backpacking trip every year around Christmas.  It's our one chance to get together and stomp through the woods together.  If there's snow, that's just a plus for me.  The past couple of years, we've endured some snow.  I hope for more in the future.

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sooo, do any of you plan on doing any winter trips this year? Snowshoeing? Some big mountains?

God willing and the femurs don't snap and the testes don't wither away I hope to embrace another winter in the mountains of TN and NC.  I do like winter backpacking and this year I just may break down and take my set of red Kahtoola Mircrospikes.  No worries then.  

Do I like winter camping?  Uh . . . . check out link---

http://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/keyword....ktWJqpF

nice pictures. Looks like awesome fun.

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I'm hoping to do a Mt Washington trip in mid-January.

that has got to be an incredible trip?? Would love to do that some day. How long of a trip do you make out of that?

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Gotta, eggs on here does a Mt. Washington Trip every Winter of Presidents Day weekend.

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Gotta, eggs on here does a Mt. Washington Trip every Winter of Presidents Day weekend.

hmmmm...do you go? ???

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I went once.  I have tried three times to summit the mountain, made it twice, once in the winter and once in the summer.  Ironically enough, the summer trip weather was worse than the winter one.

It's an awesome time.  Amazing scenery, etc.


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Didn't they do it last year w/Walks With Blackflies??  Crystal clear day...or maybe two years...I'm losing it.

I whimped out...but I whimped out early during pre planning


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I don't know if it was wwbf or not.  I did it two years ago, crystal clear for most of the day, then cloudy and cooler at night.

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I'd love to try it someday, but would have to start with daytrips. Never been in a bag below freezing and it kinda scares the piss out of me how bad the weather can get in the mountains in winter. Dont really have good winter gear. I do love cross country skiing in the backcountry during winter though.

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I don't know if it was wwbf or not.  I did it two years ago, crystal clear for most of the day, then cloudy and cooler at night.

I remember, I wanted to go but I am not really a climber....

I'd do a modest peak or weekend outing anytime this winter


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So let's hit the Catskills this winter for a night or 2..

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We have 2....

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Spindle, Vino, and I did it 2 years ago in late January. The winds were blowing at 122 mph at sunrise, so we delayed our start a couple of hours and were awarded with a brilliant crystal clear day.

http://www.summitpost.org/a-blueb....7

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That is SWEET!!

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That is SWEET!!

+1!!!

I remember that trip, the pic of Washington from Boot Spur is spectacular. Hard to believe its from the northeast! 122mph I couldnt even imagine.


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Wwbf.., send us duh flake man? Holdin out on us for the past 2 years!

I remember when you guys did tha NH trip... The write up was awsome!

You kids kicked ash!


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I was thinking of doing 3-4 days in the Whites at the end of December. Anyone recommend some trails? I was planning to start at Highland Lodge and head up from there.
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Some friends and I are doing a ski traverse of Baxter in February , from Abol bridge to Matagammon gate.
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