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by LewLasher
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPX Track Editor app - make your own trail maps
Replies: 3
Views: 4859

GPX Track Editor app - make your own trail maps

I have written a track editor that runs on Android tablets. It is now available on the Google Play app store; just search for "GPX Track Editor". I hope this is OK under the forum guidelines. It is a free app, so I am not trying to sell something. The app is useful for all sorts of map-mak...
by LewLasher
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2015-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 10056

22 Feb 2016

Conditions today were very elevation dependent. At the higher elevations (e.g., the Cabin trail), conditions were fair to good. At medium elevations (i.e., Parizo), conditions were fair to poor. At lower elevations, conditions were poor or worse.
by LewLasher
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Maine - cheap hostel-style accommodations near Sugarloaf
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Re: Maine - cheap hostel-style accommodations near Sugarloaf

TooHeavy wrote:How are the side roads for hassle free parking from the local police.
I have no idea - I don't live there. Maybe there are others, who live in Maine, or who have traveled through there and tried it out.
by LewLasher
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Maine - cheap hostel-style accommodations near Sugarloaf
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Maine - cheap hostel-style accommodations near Sugarloaf

There is a new hostel-style lodging in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, about 1/4 mile from the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center (cross-country ski area). It is called the " Adaptive Outdoor Education Center ." The word "adaptive" is the currently popular way to refer to activities for people...
by LewLasher
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Maine - Sugarloaf
Replies: 0
Views: 6395

Maine - Sugarloaf

I think this is the first time anyone has posted about the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center (touring center) in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. It's one of the larger and better touring centers in New England, but is relatively unknown, probably because, unless you live in Maine, you probably have closer option...
by LewLasher
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adaptive programs for disabled skiers
Replies: 24
Views: 11584

Ski For Light

Last week I attended the Ski For Light week-long event, held this year at Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire, Michigan. Ski For Light ( sfl.org ) is primarily for the benefit of blind/visually-impaired skiers, but they also include, to a small extent, mobility-impaired skiers. They use the terms VIP (...
by LewLasher
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Osceola, NY
Replies: 8
Views: 6155

Re: Osceola, NY

I skied at Osceola Tug Hill for the first time this past Sunday. Conditions were generally fair to good, although I'm sure that has since changed. It's a nice, small-to-medium-sized cross-country area, a Mom-and-Pop kind of place like Windblown in New Hampshire. Definitely worth a trip from Syracuse...
by LewLasher
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Question about problem with Pilot boots in Profil bindings
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Question about problem with Pilot boots in Profil bindings

I apologize if this question has been asked before. I think it has, but I wasn't paying attention, because I myself am an NNN user. I am asking the question on behalf of a visually impaired skier whom I am guiding this week at the Ski For Light event in Bellaire, Michigan. She recently bought a pack...
by LewLasher
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2015-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 10056

21 Jan 2016 - Trapp's + Rec Path

Conditions generally very good today at Trapp's.

The Rec Path is finally groomed and tracked.
by LewLasher
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2015-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 10056

19 Jan 2016 - all better

Skied today at Trapp's. All trails open (as also at Mansfield), conditions good to very good. Just a few inches of snow in the last day or so covered up almost all the icy spots. Nice to ski on regular skis without metal edges. Also nice to be skiing on wax again.
by LewLasher
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Skiing Yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 6648

Re: Anyone Skiing Yet?

addseo1115 wrote:Marginal snow here in the valley.

Where in what valley?
by LewLasher
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2015-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 10056

14 Jan 2016

It seemed like just 3-4", but now just about all the trails are open (except Skaters Waltz and Slayton Pasture, and some of the trails on the other side of the street). Conditions are fair to good, but note that I was skiing with waxless, metal-edged skis. Nonetheless, there is still solid cove...
by LewLasher
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adaptive programs for disabled skiers
Replies: 24
Views: 11584

Re: New event in Maine for blind XC skiers

They changed the event to remove the overnight trip to the backcountry hut. The skiing will be only on the Sugarloaf groomed trails. Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation is having a new event for blind/visually-impaired cross-country skiers, February 7-11, 2016. This adds to their current program fo...
by LewLasher
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2015-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 10056

12 Jan 2016 - recovering from deluge

Trapp's reopened today after the big rain on Sunday. Conditions poor to fair, with only 3 trails open (Sugar Road, Foxtrack, Telemark), and the "to fair" part came about only with the perhaps a quarter inch of snow in the late afternoon. Still, on the positive side: there is a solid (ice) ...
by LewLasher
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: XCSkiForum
Topic: Suggestion Box
Replies: 10
Views: 12435

Re: Suggestion Box

rmattson wrote:Done and done. I added a link for unread posts just to the right of the quick links. I also added a mark forums read link to the unread posts results page.

That was quick - thanks!

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