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Garnet Hill Ski ~ Jan 8, 2013

Journal entry by Donna Wood & Donna Westcott



It was a picture perfect winter day when eleven Crooked Caners arrived at Garnet Hill Ski area. Clear skies and temperatures in the 30's promised a great day. We met the new owner, Don, who was very accomodating and moved the 11:30 bus pickup to 12:30 so we would have ample time to ski to our destination which was the farmhouse. So, Tom, Jim I., Claire, Thora, Gail, Joanne, Charlie, Bill, Ray and Donna & Donna started off on groomed trails heading for Trapper Trail. It was a beautiful downhill to Harvey's Tailings, now came a little arobic workout as we climbed uphill toward the Sugarhouse and onto the "Farmhouse pickup" to get our bus. With time to spare, Joanne, Gail and Bill decided to ski down to Rogers Road. The rest of us skied the meadow area with views of the mountains and a meadow of untouched snow. Joanne picked up a gentleman on the way (who had lost his wife) and joined our group on the bus back. Back at the ski shop we devoured our lunch followed by homemade cookies made by the Donnas. Wanting to take advantage of this great day, after lunch we headed up towards the Log House and started off on the Blue Jay Trail; at the intersection of 4-H and Bobcat three of us headed toward "Old Faithful" and the rest headed down Bobcat. This adventurous group decided they needed more challange and headed for Solitude (black diamond). For such a talented group of Crooked Caners, we managed to have multiple falls, one of us even almost lost her arm buried in the snow. Now, we had a steep climb back. After all that skiing, some of us relaxed at the Log House Pub and enjoyed the majestic mountain views. Another wonderful day in the Adirondacks!!

1/10/13 - Donna Wood added 1 photo.

1/10/13 - Donna Wood added 1 photo.

11/13/13 - Fran Herve added 1 photo.

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we made it to the Sugarhouse. - by Donna



We're coming. - by Donna



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