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Still Winter Here - Sugarloaf April 10

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These cell snaps were taken today. (Yes, I'm working on finding a "real" camera that's small but will capture snow texture - among other things - better.) It snowed a few inches yesterday and then rained on top. Today this mess of super-dense and grabby glop was in varying degrees of thaw, depending on elevation, current cloud cover, and other factors. Challenging skiing at times, as conditions changed literally moment by moment. But we found some really nice snow up high on White Nitro, Bubblecuffer, and Winter's Way.

 

 

My friend, Michael, working the bumps - invisible in this pic, unfortunately - on Winter's Way (I think).

 

 

View toward skier's right off of one of the upper trails. You can see here that there is good snow filling in the scrub, enabling some nice drop-ins among the trees, down from the Spillway crosscut. Snow was good texture in there, too.

 

 

 

Snow in Cant Dog glade was on the wet and sticky side, unfortunately. Neither King Pine nor Whiffletree was running, making the return to lift service from excursions in this area a pain today. These lifts should be running on the weekend. I think that shutting them down was a midweek economy measure.

 

Note the picnic bench.

 

Under the Skyline chair.

 

 

Still very wintry on the summit of Sugarloaf at 4,200 feet.

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Nice!

 

It's Summer here in DC. May have hit 90 today; way too early for those temps. Turned on the AC since I didn't want all the pollen in the world in the house.

 

What phone do you have? The snow resolution is indeed funky.
 

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Nice pictures.  icon14.gif

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Wow, its more winter there than it is here!  Glad you're getting some!

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