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Re: weekend

Postby RDJim » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:46 pm

OK, so here I am. 6" of snow in my Baldwinsville, NY backyard. Family invading for Thanksgiving weekend so no kitchen pass for the day after Thanksgiving. :(

Bark Eater has yet to offer an endurance challenge that I could refuse. Lost Pond Peak in the winter? If I have to... if I have to.
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Re: weekend

Postby Bark Eater » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:38 pm

RD Jim, welcome to SummitPost! Glad we finally convinced you to sign up. Lots of good folks here!

Now about a winter attempt on Lost Pond Peak...you guys might be doing that without me!
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Re: weekend

Postby RDJim » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:23 am

Catamount wrote:If you have a day in mind for Lost Pond Peak, let me know. I would like to do it before the snow gets too deep up there ... early-to-mid December ideally. Fridays tend to work best for me but I could take a Sunday off if I had to. Saturdays are no good.


Mark, What do you suppose the logistics of this climb might be? In early morning and out by dark? I'm fairly flexible and with some notice I could do a Friday. Last trip Frank and I did was Seymour, I left home at 3AM and met him at the trail head by 07:30. So maybe the 6th or 13th?

Gearwise, snow shoes and microspikes are the extent of my winter wheels. I have an ice axe for looks but never used it. A machete might be more useful from what I've heard...lol.

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Re: weekend

Postby RDJim » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:53 pm

Funny how the "end of thanksgiving as we know it" snow storm just peetered out. We got 3 or 4 inches tops in B'ville. we'll have to gauge the situation real time but I'll come prepared with what I got.
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Re: weekend

Postby RDJim » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:15 am

Long day, lots of driving but worth the effort. Glad to have a new partner for ADK adventures - I will also return for the peak photo opp. Stand by for a link to my videos and GPS data to see what really happened. Still picking pine twigs out of my underwear.

My Trip Report: http://www.summitpost.org/lost-pond-peak-recon/878839
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Re: weekend

Postby Bark Eater » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:02 pm

Glad Catamount and RDJIm got together. Here is RDJim's trip report:
http://www.summitpost.org/lost-pond-peak-recon/878839
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Re: weekend

Postby RDJim » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:30 pm

Here's an interesting article Catamont sent me written by George Marshall - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80092785/Lost%20Pond%20-%20Bob%20Marshall-1941.pdf
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Re: weekend

Postby RDJim » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:39 pm

There wasn't a lot of time to break out the camera so I put the few clips I got into a little video:
https://vimeo.com/81333465
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