4/1/11 Storm -Post season poaching at Pats Peak

Apparently my local ski hill must not be able to compete with the other distractions that spring brings, because they closed last weekend for the season with 100% terrain still covered.  It has become an annual pastime for me to hike up and poach the mountain in mediocre conditions after they have closed, but this year’s great conditions were made even better by 6 inches of fresh snow that fell this morning. 

I headed up after work for a run, the hike up was nice, but loud because they are haveng a snowmobile race on the mountain tommorow, and there was lots of practicing going on.  the trai I wanted to ride was already marked up by the snow machines so I choose another trail that was still fairly steep but mostly untracked.

The mountain looking pretty plush on arrival. Post Season?

Setting the booter on the way up:

At the summit


A little vid I shot with my digicam

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