Carrigain Again?

xc Skiing in Danville with Spanky

It's tMail's call. Carrigain again tMail? Both the PM and I are on for saturday - not sure about anyone else. The weather looks easy (tonight's cold snap will fade by Friday) although the snow will be deep. With this last storm and Carrigain's isolation in winter we could be in for a big workout.

By the way, click on the image to the right (taken today). Spanky leads, but always checks to make sure I'm coming along.

[Update 1/3 7:30am] The plan is afoot: tMail and the mPM will meet at "the usual place" and rendezvous w/ mutha in the men's room at the Irving station at 8:30am. We may be joined by MadDog, who will bring abrasive soap.

Bring headlamps.

[Update 1/3 1pm] The comment 'Bring headlamps' was no joke. Here's my estimate of the time. The lower number is if the trail is packed out. The large is if we're breaking trail. Because I don't know if the Sawyer River Rd is used by snowmachines or skiers, it's hard to say what the pace would be on that. The road climbs about 650ft in 2mi, so it's not very steep.

Road In (2mi, 650ft)......0.75....1.25
Ascent (5mi, 3250ft)......3.5.....5.0
Descent (5mi, 3250ft).....2.0.....2.5
Road Out (2mi, 650ft).....0.75....1.0
Total (14mi)..............7.0....11.0


  1. Apparently, it's a "GO". Yeeha. Pick a time. We can meet at the Irving station across from Bretton Woods just before Crawford Notch - they have good coffee and food.

  2. How about TMail and I meet at 6am and buzz North for a probable 8:30am meeting time?

    Yeah, I'll bring the fucking salmon colored jacket.

  3. MPM see you at the Park and Ride at 6am...

    MZ get ready to get jumped in the little boyz room at the Iriving...

  4. no go for me.....as much as I's like to join you all in the little boys room of the Irving.....
    I get to spend Saturday reconfiguring the office. Every time I send something to my printer it takes out a bank of electric outlets. I'd say I've got a bit too much current draw coming out of those sockets.

    Stay warm and hydrated fellas.

    BTW...life is still crap!