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10/11 Killington Snow

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 Ziggy and I took a 2 day trip to Vermont this weekend to do some skishop touring and hiking. Today The Zigster and I took a hike up Killington. While we left the house we hit some rain along the way to Killington, as we got closer and higher, the temps went from about 55 to 38 at the K1. As we pulled into the parking lot there were a lot of bikes and bikers milling around. Zig and I started our hike up. I should have planned better, I was wearing shorts and I should have brought along my spring gloves. I did have a Subaru issue shell when was pretty good. Ziggy was wearing his favorite color.

(What I thought was) Fog covered the top half of the peak as we started our hike. We decided to go straight up the fall line on Flume to Cascade, these seem much steeper hiking up than skiing down. As we hit Cascade, snow started to come down, so much for the fog. Temps started dropping and I was realized I should have worn better clothes. We make it to where "E" comes across and we decide to hit the traverse. "E' took us through some nice looking glades which appeared to be Anarchy and Julio, these made me think I need to come back during a powderday to hit these. Ziggy has proven himself to he a (fairly) trustworth trail dog, not going too far ahead or off trail too much so I let him off the leash here and then back down. 

I am sorry, I don't have any pics but the camera was safely left in the car along with my camelbak. 
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 No pics 

Sounds like ziggy is a good trail buddy.  Perhaps he'll get pics next time. 
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A perfectly good and appropriate place for both items...... And the gloves were safe at home too! :)

Phill called me from the summit, I think he just wanted someone to hear his last words just prior to slipping into hypothermia...
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I am sorry, I don't have any pics but the camera was safely left in the car along with my camelbak. 
 
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I was hiking Waterville Valley Ski Area (over in New Hampshire) on Sunday.  It was supposed to be a clear day, but this being New England, that didn't really happen.  Drizzling when I started up, cleared up for a bit, changed to overcast, started sleeting, and then was snowing fairly hard for a few minutes when I reached the summit ridge.  There was enough snow falling that the ground briefly turned white-ish.

 

Hiked down the ski trails, at which point it cleared right up.  (i.e., if you don't like the weather...  wait five minutes).  Trails that feel so flat on skis that you don't even bother turning are pretty good knee pounders when you're hiking down them!

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Phill called me from the summit, I think he just wanted someone to hear his last words just prior to slipping into hypothermia...

 

Is that why he called me? Trying to keep his lips moving? We'll have to get him an iPhone next.
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 Perhaps a boy scout manual is in order.....and a collar for ziggy that has a flask of brandy to warm phil up.
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These hiking trip reports and wearing shorts when its snowing makes me feel like a wuss for being cold Sat .golfing !

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