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by LewLasher
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2016-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Trapp's, 28-29 Jan 2017

Where I have been? Skiing.
I have been neglecting to give numerous updates on the local trail conditions.

So, where was I?
OK: Trapp's conditions generally good at lower elevations, very good at higher elevations. All trails open.
by LewLasher
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2016-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Trapp's - 1 Jan 2017

Conditions slightly better today than Friday, but still a few icy spots here and there. I finally skied the new trail. They have not yet put up any trail signs for it, nor have they added it to their trail map. But, according to the conditions report on their Web site, it is called "Morrison Co...
by LewLasher
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2016-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Trapp's - 30 Dec 2016

I skied today at Trapp's. Conditions were generally good, with only a few small icy spots on a few trails. Almost all trails were open, including Hare Line, but the new Morrison Corners trail was still closed. Yesterday and last night it snowed at least 5 inches - measured on my car this morning, a ...
by LewLasher
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2016-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Trapp's - 25 Dec 2016

This is becoming, unfortunately, an all-too-common conditions report: below Old County Road, fair to poor (except: better in the snowmaking area of the stadium); above Old County Road, good.

Hoping for snow on Thursday ...
by LewLasher
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2016-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Trapp's - 24 Dec 2016

Not quite the eve of destruction that I anticipated. Today's rain/snow was very light. I skied down from the cabin after 3 p.m., and the trails seemed to have survived reasonably well, especially above Russel Knoll.

Tune in tomorrow for the destruction update.
by LewLasher
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2016-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Trapp's - 23 Dec 2016

I skied today at Trapp's. Conditions were generally good, with most trails open, and almost all of those trails tracked. I only found one small icy patch in my travels, on Bobcat. What was closed: Luce, Haul road below Oslo (including the Chute and Chute Bypass), Hare Line, Sugarhouse Chute, the new...
by LewLasher
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 40
Views: 1008

Re: Feeding the troll

Please expose the lack of merits of my postings regardless of subject. I invite you to start a thread under "Way Off Topic" where you explain the inappropriate in telling the truth about a fraud. I would consider doing so only after you make a firm, public, unconditional commitment to ref...
by LewLasher
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 40
Views: 1008

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

No, Obama is illegal mainly because he is not a natural born citizen which is demanded in Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the US Constitution. Enough of this already. This is Way Off Topic , and belongs, if anywhere, in the board by that name. I am restraining myself from addressing the (lack of)...
by LewLasher
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2016-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Craftsbury, 17 Dec 2016

Today (actually, after my long nap: yesterday ) I skied at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Conditions were good. About 3 inches of snow fell during the day, so some trails (for example, Sam's Run) had only tracks made by other skiers, whereas others (for example, Ruthie's Run) had machine-set tracks....
by LewLasher
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2016-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 86

VT 2016-2017

This topic is for trip reports and other information about Vermont for the 2016-2017 skiing season.

I already started a separate topic for Stowe, Vermont.
by LewLasher
Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2016-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Trapp's - 20 Dec 2016

I skied today at Trapp's. I found the conditions to be fair to poor at lower elevations, and fair to good at higher elevations. Other skiers seemed happier than me. Maybe the conditions were better for skating. Or maybe the conditions were better earlier in the day when there was still something res...
by LewLasher
Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2016-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 577

VT - Stowe - 2016-2017

This topic is for trip reports and other information about the Stowe, Vermont area for the 2016-2017 skiing season. Stowe has 4 commercial groomed cross-country ski areas, the 2 larger ones being the Trapp Family Lodge ("Trapp's) and Stowe Mountain Resort ("SMR" or "Mansfield&quo...
by LewLasher
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPX Track Editor app - make your own trail maps
Replies: 3
Views: 3645

Make maps and navigate, in same app

I added more features to the app. Version 2 handles the full life cycle for trail maps: ⋅ Collect data by recording your location from GPS while skiing or hiking ⋅ Clean up data, divide the data into different trails, assign names and colors ⋅ Use the trail map to see w...
by LewLasher
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Newbie - need some suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 5598

Re: Newbie - need some suggestions

Sorry about the delay in replying. (Somehow, I've been doing <stuff other than cross-country skiing> this past week.) I am not sure about this, but my guess is that the main thing about the trails is that they are ungroomed, more so than that they are steep. If this is true, then I don't think that ...
by LewLasher
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Newbie - need some suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 5598

Re: Newbie - need some suggestions

I am not familiar with the areas where you are planning to go skiing.

Can you describe how steep the trails are? That may be helpful in getting guidance on what type of equipment to get.

Lew

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