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  • Nippletop Slide this Winter

    Yo, Neil, we've kicked this around for a while in private. I'm coming out now!

    Let's try to pick a mutually convenient weekend to do this. Anyone else who wants to come along is welcome.

    So far, my "CAN'T DO" list is:

    1/21
    1/28-29
    3/19-21
    Tom Rankin - 5444W "In the depths of Summer, I finally learned that there lay within me an invincible Winter"

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  • #2
    The only caveat with picking a w/end well in advance is that the weatherman plays with the plans of slide-climbers, mice and men. I like the idea of doing it in in Feb. or early March for longer days and hopefully good snow consolidation. I wouldn't want to have to do the topping out bit with 2 feet of fresh snow. I'm sure Grasshopper (Glen from Syracuse) from VFTT (who I hiked with yesterday and who has done many of the slides in winter) would be very keen on this one.

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    • #3
      I'm in if this ends up happening. You looking for an overnighter or long dayhike? Since I saw Neil's summer pictures I've been itching to try this slide climb, only to be rejected by... weather conditions of course... :(

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      • #4
        Originally posted by stoopid
        I'm in if this ends up happening. You looking for an overnighter or long dayhike? Since I saw Neil's summer pictures I've been itching to try this slide climb, only to be rejected by... weather conditions of course... :(
        I'm a dayhiker. How far is it ?
        Tom Rankin - 5444W "In the depths of Summer, I finally learned that there lay within me an invincible Winter"

        Proud Member #0003 of ADKHP Foundation
        Volunteer Balsam Lake Mountain
        Past President Catskill 3500 Club
        CEO Views And Brews!

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        • #5
          Not too far, maybe 14 miles round trip? I'm mostly a dayhiker as well, partly because of convenience (only 2-3 hours from most trailheads) and partly because I don't get weekends off (usually Sunday and Monday). The thought of breaking trail up the slide... partly excites me but that's quickly squelched by the reality of the task :p. In other words - it's going to be a long day of heavy exertion!

          I would have been in either way. This is assuming I'm free on one of those days. I'll know the week prior.

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