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As I watched the performance rally I kept thinking what a bitch those rocks must have been to the operator of the snow equipment.

The rally guys deserve to hit them.

the snow operators not so much.

(I sold the rally car and effects to get into snow cats.)

the irony of these videos evokes some weird emotions in me.
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Washington is a cool mountain. We take the Harley's up once a year while friends hike to top. Winter hiking only for me. Tuckermans ravine draws lots of people this time of year.
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Here are some pics from the ravine April 27 two years ago. The auto road is up the top to the right. Cog railway is on the back side of the mountain from this view wildcat behind. Top of ravine sits 4000 and some change. That is Wildcat Ski Area out in the distance. Photos don't do a great job showing the steepness and the cornice at the top you need to drop into.

Saw a broken leg, dislocated shoulder, and massive head injury cartwheel from top to bottom middle right and med flight the day were were in there.

Few people each year die one way or another on that mountain. Most results from poor decision making.
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Look in the distance you can see the snowcat plowed road . Pic was taken from wildcat few weeks back.
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Tuckermans and summit
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Few people each year die one way or another on that mountain. Most results from poor decision making.
Like skiing to the right over the waterfall when it's thin. Then waiting four to six weeks to get pulled out of the creek farther down the mountain.
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The news this morning had a little snippet showing the Bombi up on the mountain clearing the path down to the asphalt. RedSqwrl- 95% of the time they are working above those rocks. The spring cleanup is probably the biggest hassle concerning rocks.

http://www.yankeemagazine.com/articl...gton-auto-road#_

http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/the-...aring-process/
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Deal is sealed she is coming home. Not sure what for but it needed to be saved. Compressor is staying.
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Let me know if anyone wants reproduction of the custom sno cat spray paint logo in second to last pic.
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I scrolled up to find it, Scrolled down reread its location scrolled up looking again.

( to se tthe stage In teaching in front of students )

Literally laughed out loud.

I guess, Yes I will need one.

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An old girl. Here's something for motivation (and information):

http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/showthread.php?t=41808
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Glad its being saved !!!
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You might have waited too long track addict, but if you stay up nights working, it may be ready for Meow. Thanks for saving her- good job.
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Little more mt Washington history: https://www.mountwashington.org/abou...cord-wind.aspx

Pre 1953 443's life up there but it is probably part of the 100 mph club.
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Here's a shot from today of the Mt Washington Grand Hotel on the other side of the mountain. Pic is from Bretton Woods side. Behind it is the cog railway and home of the 53 channel 8 cat in the clouds. Last of the grands. Only a handful left. Most died due to fire.

http://www.thecog.com

This link brings you to a grand revival vison of lost grand hotel in New Hampshire. Very ambitious hope they pull it off: https://thebalsamsresort.com/vision/ski-expansion/
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Pic from summit. Track in the back is the start of the cog.
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New record set up top for the date -40f.

Must be why that special heater mechanism was installed in the tucker!
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Looks like the cat may have still been on the mountain in 1966. Someone posted this today.

Hope one day it looks like this again...
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