Gore Mountain, NY: 2/20/09

It was 10 degrees this morning. The Gondi started at 8:05. I got two runs on the front, surface was very hard but not ice. It was windy, and on Foxlair, Fairview and Pine Knot there was some sweet stuff on the side.

Straightbrook

An impetuous jump into Otter Slide proved challenging. Light frozen mank. Is untracked frozen mank = crud? Or does crud have to be cutup? My first run in the trees in six weeks – conditions were smooth, I was rusty.

Double Barrel

I saw Zach coming on to Hawkeye from DoubleBarrel. He highly recommends it. I actually went over to the steeper side of DB next to Rumor. It’s the old gondi line. That headwall really cuts down on traffic, but leds to some softer snow below:

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