2011.11.26 – Winter’s First Turns

Looks like I’ve got some posts to catch up on: more boat work with the folks, a couple trips to DC (one by Camel through 12 states!), and going back to work part time (you didn’t think I was permanently retired did you?). But who can keep up a blog up to date when there’s week old snow in the hills 9 miles from the boat!?

Driving home after a wonderful Thanksgiving with dear friends Mike and Carrie and their family I noticed Camden Snow Bowl had an awesome blanket of white on the slopes. I vowed to return the next day with tele-boards in hand. That “awesome blanket of white” I had seen at midnight turned out to be more like 0-6 inches of snow over a firm base of mud, rocks, and grass. No matter, that what rock skis are for!

Camden Snow Bowl rising above Hosmer Pond.

Camden Snow Bowl rising above Hosmer Pond.

Really, in pitch black darkness this looks like an "awesome blanket of white"!

Really, in pitch black darkness this looks like an "awesome blanket of white"!

Coffeed up and ready to hike.Ready to hike.

Coffeed up and ready to hike.

850 vertical feet await!

850 vertical feet await!

Nice day for hiking in tele-boots with nothing on my person but a pair of skiis, camera, and blueberry muffin. Thanks Brown Bag!

Nice day for hiking in tele-boots with nothing on my person but a pair of skiis, camera, and blueberry muffin. Thanks Brown Bag!

At the top of the T-Bar lift.

At the top of the T-Bar lift.

Seemed at the top of the lift served area I was close to the familiar radio tower atop Ragged Mountain, so I continued another few minutes until I arrived on the summit for a beautiful view of the coast.

At the summit of Mt. Ragged.

At the summit of Mt. Ragged.

View of Rockland Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean from atop Ragged Mountain.

View of Rockland Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean from atop Ragged Mountain.

What goes up must come down, it was time to experience the joy of November New England skiing. Anyone know where I can buy P-Tex by the gallon?

Powder is so last year! Nothing compares to gliding on a sweet, slick pillow of mud!

Powder is so last year! Nothing compares to gliding on a sweet, slick pillow of mud!

Doesn't seem they try to hide the fact you're skiing two miles from the coast!

Doesn't seem they try to hide the fact you're skiing two miles from the coast!

Skiing down toward the lodge and Hosmer Pond.

Skiing down toward the lodge and Hosmer Pond.

It wasn't all rocks and mud, actually most of the ride down was in fine carving conditions.

It wasn't all rocks and mud, actually most of the ride down was in fine carving conditions.

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One Response to 2011.11.26 – Winter’s First Turns

  1. Fer Maya says:

    Me gustaria tocar la nieve y divertirme un poco….!
    Como siempre lindas tus fotos ♥

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