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Stets
04-27-2009, 08:26 PM
O.K., so it wasn,t exactly a bluebird day.

But, this was a wonderful trip for me, my father who is eighty-four, my son who is sixteen and my daughter who is eleven.

This one we will never forget!

We were hoping to hike and ski the "Bowl" and also ski down The Sherburne.

As we began we knew hiking into Tuckerman Ravine Bowl was not going to happen. High Avalanche Warnings for the "Bowl" were clearly posted.

The decision was made to hike to Hermit Lake and ski The John Sherburne Ski Trail as far as we could.

It was a rainy start but it all turned into a winter wonderland above 3000ft.

We hiked through a nice cushion of snow until we reached Hermit Lake Shelter. Approximately 8 to 10 inches of powder covered the area and the beginning of The Shurburne. The wind was out of the north at about forty plus.

This was a fun day!

Certainly, a strong reminder to never underestimate this mountain.

This was a day that My Dad, my son and my daughter will not soon forget.

What a terrific learning experience it was for us all.


My Dad, Hunter and Mary:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Gwldd1ohs-w/SfSrL-cOb3I/AAAAAAAABVo/nX7whu8WuK4/s512/016_16.JPG


Says it all:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Gwldd1ohs-w/SfSrMUFgSOI/AAAAAAAABVw/9yCHgleIYBU/s720/017_17.JPG




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Huntington Ravine Trail Junction:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Gwldd1ohs-w/SfSrOfM5inI/AAAAAAAABWI/vyFGXJAtdL4/s720/020_20.JPG


Mary:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Gwldd1ohs-w/SfSrO6NSH9I/AAAAAAAABWY/sTFZReodAZU/s512/022_22.JPG





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Hunter ready to ski:

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Sherburne Ski Trail:

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Back at Tuckerman Ravine Trail:


http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Gwldd1ohs-w/SfSrP6HncfI/AAAAAAAABWw/yb_bJbJBJW4/s720/030_5.JPG


Done:


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Gwldd1ohs-w/SfSrSH_ktQI/AAAAAAAABXs/j9_GgGdXeRo/s720/032_7.JPG

KD Talbot
04-27-2009, 09:47 PM
That's what it's all about! Thanks for sharing!

KDT

Bill O
04-27-2009, 10:06 PM
What a difference between the trailhead and a few thousand feet up.

Thanks for sharing.

Brad
04-28-2009, 07:00 AM
Great pictures - and a big congratulations to your dad! What a wonderful day to remember.

mtruman
04-28-2009, 08:11 AM
Fantastic Doug! What an amazing opportunity to share a day like this with 3 generations. One I'm sure you're all going to have great memories of for a long time!

Brad
04-28-2009, 09:36 AM
3-generation hikes are certainly cool. We have done a few. Doug, when you have lined up your 4-generation hike, let me know and we will join you.

TrishandAlex
04-28-2009, 03:21 PM
Really nice TR and pictures. Getting out there with the family is wonderful. THanks for sharing your day! :)

Stets
04-28-2009, 07:11 PM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments.


It makes the day even more special when comments like these are received from such an experienced and accomplished group.


I have followed many of your adventures through this forum and I am
honored to be part of this community.



Thank you again! :D:D:D

Stets
04-29-2009, 08:01 PM
3-generation hikes are certainly cool. We have done a few. Doug, when you have lined up your 4-generation hike, let me know and we will join you.



Hey Brad, To qualify for a "four" generation hike does that mean I would be a grandfather?


Yikes!! :eek:

Stets
04-29-2009, 08:07 PM
Fantastic Doug! What an amazing opportunity to share a day like this with 3 generations. One I'm sure you're all going to have great memories of for a long time!



Hi Mark and Nat,



That is exactly what made this trip so special.


Also, I can easily admit that I am still trying to keep pace with my Dad.

:)

Patrad Fischroy
04-30-2009, 09:48 AM
Hey Brad, To qualify for a "four" generation hike does that mean I would be a grandfather?


Yikes!! :eek:

Either that, or a resurrection would have to be in order!!!:rolleyes: