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re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Sat May 13, 2006 1:00 pm

I can't go again until 5/24-5. I hope the bowl doesn;t have goldfish swimming in it by then :roll:

Re: re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Sun May 14, 2006 6:18 am

Sledhaulingmedic wrote:I can't go again until 5/24-5. I hope the bowl doesn;t have goldfish swimming in it by then :roll:

i dunno how tux has done for weather, but we didn't get much snow over here in StJ. when i was driving to/from MA yesterday, the rain was considerably less north of say, manch/concord area and not bad in the whites. we certainly have been getting a week of monsoon rain like lower NE has.

Re: re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Sun May 14, 2006 8:33 am

riverc0il wrote: but we didn't get much snow over here in StJ.


Really? I'm quite suprised.

re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Sun May 14, 2006 2:19 pm

you know what i meant :P

re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Sun May 14, 2006 3:15 pm

Do cell phones work between Pinkham Notch and Tux? They really help a lot at AltaBird and Mammoth when people have different agendas in terms of ski preferences, meeting other people, etc. On my March Snowbird trips, admin always has other irons in the fire, but we manage to meet up for a few interesting runs.

re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Sun May 14, 2006 3:34 pm

come on! you know better than that tony. cell phones are illegal in the mountains. :wink:

so is this going to happen or what?
may 27th and/or 28th?
or the following weekend june 3-4?
(i'm assuming weekends are best for those who want to meet up)

re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Mon May 15, 2006 7:15 am

I'm done for this season, so I'll be looking to hook up with folks again next season. I agree that groups larger than 5 or 6 people become problematic, but I'm sure we can work out a plan to hook up at various times in the day. I agree with those who say that Tucks is the best place to meet up in a large group...there are natural meeting places and a variety of lines to suit any taste.

That said, anyone looking for more turns this season needs to keep a sharp eye on the weather this week. The observatory reported 13.5 inches of rain this past weekend and the snow loss was pretty massive.
I'm sure the undermining of snow and crevasse formation is equally intense if not as visible. Be careful out there!

re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Mon May 15, 2006 5:10 pm

I'm sure the undermining of snow and crevasse formation is equally intense if not as visible. Be careful out there!

indeed. i will be following the avy reports closely this week. definitely will be avoiding any lines involving snow not potentially on solid ground :shock: if i make it up this weekend. really too bad how much snow loss is occuring, maybe only two left in me, i originally was hoping for four more.

re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Mon May 15, 2006 5:50 pm

I'm hoping MAYBE trying to get some Eastern June turns.

Tux looks worst than usual. Any opinions of what might still be there in 3 week?

My guess, Left Gully will probably the only serious option, although we noticed that there was a slight undermining right of the gully near the hourglass.

Snowfields by the Autoroad? Will there be anything left? I know that it's hard to say what the weather is going be to like in the next 3 weeks and what will be left? Just wondering if June '06 turns with a day drive will be possible?

re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Mon May 15, 2006 9:22 pm

the ravine was looking very comparable to last year until the recent rains. last year, i skied the ravine on june 4th with plenty of skiable "runs." i did chute and left gully and i believe right gully was still hanging in there. staying lookers left on chute was imperative as under the headwall was cravassed and undermined and looking mighty ugly. i would be surprised if similar runs could not still be had in early to mid-june this year, but who knows what the rains have done. i certainly wouldn't count it out, but don't expect full runs. snowfields would be nice this weekend if the rain cleared, but doesn't look too hopeful and who knows what might be left be the next weekend. guess we will have to wait and see. :cry: :?

re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Mon May 15, 2006 9:33 pm

05/13/06
vs.
06/04/05

definitely looking closer to my june pic than i would prefer! the rain has definitely increased snow deterioration.

Re: re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Tue May 16, 2006 7:08 am

riverc0il wrote:definitely looking closer to my june pic than i would prefer! the rain has definitely increased snow deterioration.


As I mentioned earlier in my report, it seems that the actual snow coverage was actually closer to what one would expect 3 weeks later (ie. this May 7 looked more like a average May 21-28).

re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Tue May 16, 2006 7:29 am

Just wanted to amend my note that Mt. Wahington received 13.5 inches of rain...I misread the sentence which included the date of 5/13...they got 5 inches of rain, not 13.5.

Sorry 'bout that...still alot of rain though and the snow conditions have deteriorated even more since yesterday when they got freezing rain.

So be careful up there.

re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Mon May 22, 2006 12:15 am

I don't know whether this refers to Tuckerman .... :wink:
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Re: re: Tuckerman Ravine - May 7, 2006

Mon May 22, 2006 9:52 am

Tony Crocker wrote:I don't know whether this refers to Tuckerman .... :wink:


I guess we could start a new thread on personalized plates.

Who has them, what are they, etc etc
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