Avalanche Lake

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  1. pappy

    pappy Member

    Went to Avalanche yesterday (4/8). It was still full on frickin' winter, we estimated mid-teens at best, probably lower, there was a good 10+ degree difference just between the lake and the Avalanche lean to. No worries about crossing the lake, Feb. conditions. Plenty of ice, we got a late start (seems to happen now that we actually live in Keene--don't have to drive far so in the morning it's 'we don't have to get up now' and then it's suddenly 'oh s**t, it's 9:00) and didn't want to have to fight for the Adirondike, which is still pretty fat, or Avalanche Gully, which looked OK, there was a party on it when we finally got around to looking. So we played around on some nice shorter stuff below Avalanche Slide (no worries about avalanches now) including a nice fat 70' 4-4+ pillar.
    When we finally went down to the lake saw a lot of fat stuff up and right in I'm guessing the Undertaker/Coffin area (I'm not familiar enough with that area to know what was what), I was kicking myself then for not checking that out earlier. But the gem was farther down the lake: Gold Rush of '96 was totally doable, brilliant vertical arrow straight golden line extending all the way down past the traverse in from the left.

    I know this is a rarity, and thought I'd throw it out there. Who knows how long it will be there--the latter part of the week looks like a renewed assault from spring--but it's still winter for now.
    Photo in conditions.
     
  2. Tom DuBois

    Tom DuBois Active Member

    Nice! Great pic.

    "...now that we actually live in Keene--don't have to drive far so in the morning it's 'we don't have to get up now' and then it's suddenly 'oh s**t, it's 9:00..."

    Ain't that the truth!
     
  3. Bill Kirby

    Bill Kirby Active Member

    My friend has a name for getting a late start because they’re local... “Adirondack start”
     
  4. pappy

    pappy Member

    Good to see Matt got on it--I hate still being a working stiff.
     

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