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post #91 of 118
I heard that if I were stuck until Thursday I would have to wonder if I still had a wife. LOL
post #92 of 118
LOL well matt we can send ya a dog house if that helps ( assumeing UPS can get through.)
Man you are living the life hahaha
post #93 of 118
NOAA says that Baltimore has averaged 20" per year over the last 52 years.  By the time this last one ends today, we will be at about 60" THIS WEEK!  Maryland snow is always around 32 degrees, and hence very wet.  This stuff has been dry to very dry.  My neighbor blew 4" off the driveway last week with his leaf blower. 

Of course, the irony of it all is that there is ONE official ski resort in the whole state (Wisp) and it is practically in Ohio.  That's 4-5 hours from Baltimore / DC in good weather.  The "local 3" (White Tail, Liberty & Round Top) are actually in southern PA.  

It's a very odd state snow-wise.  I've lived here 30 years and seen dumps of 34" ('83), 28" twice ('03, '10), numerous 20+".  Here's the odd part - the 34" dump was completely gone in about 7 days.  25 degree weather is often followed by 60 degree weather.  Owning an area ski resort must be brutal. 

Anyway, it's blowing sideways now.  Likely an official blizzard.  Hopefully The Rusty & Co. will figure out a way to keep some powder runs for a few days up at White Tail (that's a lot of responsibility, Rusty) so we commuters can forge a path from Clear Spring over the meadow & through the woods....

My new Dynastar 4800 wide wasted shorties (80-163) were so much fun skiing what one skier friend described as "packed marbles" at White Tail last week before the 1st dump.  Can't wait to try some velvet this week.  A very responsive ski.
post #94 of 118
 I made the mistake of driving in to work today.  Roads were just wet this morning, but a heavy band of snow moved in mid-morning and socked us in.  Now I got word that the interstate between work and home is pretty much closed down with over 60 wrecks being worked by state police.  Might have to sleep in my office tonight!  It is supposed to warm up a bit by mid afternoon, which might be the best window to dash home.
post #95 of 118
 Matt, give me your address and I'll mail you a box of Milk Bones.
post #96 of 118
Conditions at 7 Springs this morning were fantastic, better than Saturday morning.  Skied untracked powder from 9AM until I had to leave at 11:30AM.  Saturday got tracked out pretty quick (too many skiiers) and the snow was heavier.   This round of snow is much lighter.  Should be interesting when the high winds hit.
post #97 of 118
 Party's over here. Maybe 12-14".

That brings the weekly total here to about 4 feet. 
post #98 of 118
Just stopped snowing here a while ago. All highways and the Turnpike are closed to travel in our area. They called a "snow disaster". Not sure what that is?? People are stranded on some highways. They called in the National Guard. Schools are closed tomorrow. We are going skiing. Hopefully they will open the highways by then.

Sorry can't use a dog house, no where to put it in the backyard with all the snow!
post #99 of 118
Fantastic windcrust out there folks, and the drifts are just creamy-good.

Get it while you can!
post #100 of 118
 Made it home tonight to find about 12" drift covering most of my driveway, and just got finished shoveling in the dark a few minutes ago.  Funny thing is we only got 3-4" of snow here today.  With the powdery consistency and all the wind, it's moving around quite a bit.  One side of my driveway was scoured down to concrete and grass, the other side had 12" of wind-pack.  Mama mia!
post #101 of 118
15 inches more at home today in Mount Airy and it's still snowing. I tried to get some turns in the yard today, but there's too much snow! I've got a path beaten down where I can ride straight down and get a little further every run. When I stop and get off the board, it's crotch deep pow and not touching bottom. I've been hoping to ride enough to pack it down some for skiing, but it's just not packing much.
post #102 of 118
Going to cork some Violet special onto the skinny skis, put the headlamp on and go out for a spin once dinner digests.
It's nasty out right now, poor dog fell right down the steps because he couldn't find the bottom.
should be primo.  weather pattern looks cold, hopefully tracks should stay set for at least a week or so.
post #103 of 118
Here's a few links to some actual trip reports with pictures.

Blue Knob TR

Seven Springs TR
post #104 of 118
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

 I wonder if I still have a job.

What does a bicycle courier do in this weather?
post #105 of 118
I saw studded bike tires, normally about 60 bucks, for 12 dollars once. next I see that I'll pick them up.
post #106 of 118
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What does a bicycle courier do in this weather?

Send an "out of service today"  text to base, ski to the store for beer and stop for a few powder turns in someone's backyard on the way back? Kind of playing it by ear. I've worked in bad weather before, but sitting out this one. 

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post #107 of 118
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

I saw studded bike tires, normally about 60 bucks, for 12 dollars once. next I see that I'll pick them up.

I made some once in my teens.  Lots of 1/2" nuts and pan head bolts on worn out knobbys then lined the inside of the tires with duct tape before putting it on them rim and filling the tubes.
post #108 of 118
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Snow conditions can amp the passion for skiing, anihilating reason, prudence, and loyalty.

 


My daughter and I tried skiing in our neighborhood -- on the lawns, streets and sidewalks.  Didn't work too well; maybe we needed fat skis.    We switched to sledding til the sun went down.
 
post #109 of 118
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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post

.  One side of my driveway was scoured down to concrete and grass, the other side had 12" of wind-pack.  Mama mia!

Yeah, I skied the windward side of  the  National Airport off-ramps (Rte 1 and Crystal Drive), super creamy goodness.

Total slush everywhere else.     The good news is all the underpasses have snowplow berms so I don't have to walk anymore.
post #110 of 118
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Originally Posted by Jimski View Post

My daughter and I tried skiing in our neighborhood -- on the lawns, streets and sidewalks.  Didn't work too well; maybe we needed fat skis.    We switched to sledding til the sun went down.

 


My daughter (age 6 noob) and I skied out front.  But, we had to sidestep boot pack the driveway and street stomping/grooming an area where she could actually ski.  It was a good exercises since she isn't that adept at sidestepping ,  I told her about "earning your turns" and gave her great praise for a job well done capped with some nice glides down the drive in to the vacant street
post #111 of 118
Doesn't this thread belong in Trip Reports.
post #112 of 118
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Doesn't this thread belong in Trip Reports.

Duh, I already posted it in the TGR TR thread
post #113 of 118
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Doesn't this thread belong in Trip Reports.

A few more pics from my beer run. Thanks for asking.  I live about 20 feet above sea level on a flood plain. This is a big hill for my neighborhood. I tore it up!
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Left my bag on the "skin track" and lightened the load a little each lap.
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Worked my way across the traverse and farmed some more turns.
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Homeward bound.
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post #114 of 118
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Yeah, I skied the windward side of  the  National Airport off-ramps (Rte 1 and Crystal Drive), super creamy goodness.

Total slush everywhere else.     The good news is all the underpasses have snowplow berms so I don't have to walk anymore.

Love skiing the berms. The up and down around where cars have been dug out can be a hoot!
post #115 of 118
 what really funny is that pittsburgh pic is lift served as well.

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1.75 a ride takes 5 minute and services 400 vertical feet. 30 degree pitch There is one in johnstown as well.

In all honest the incline pitches should be skiable right now and is easy vertical with in plain view of Downtown pittsburgh, someone go hit it. I would if I wasnt 12 hours away.
post #116 of 118
Puking in Durham again.. but we're only due for an inch or two.  It's still pretty.
post #117 of 118
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Puking in Durham again.. but we're only due for an inch or two.  It's still pretty.

Cool.

BTW-I bet your neighbor will have his garden hose out clearing snow. Sorry...that just cracks me up.
post #118 of 118
The last weekend in February and the Laurel Highlands just got another 30 inches. This winter is unbelievable!
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