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Old 02-24-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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frosty winter finish on Graham

I finished my winter Catskills with a non-standard ascent of Graham! Chris and I bushwacked up a"dreary" hollow with much gnashing of teeth, clawing our way through Beech brush, eighteen inches of snow, erratic boulders and a bit of colorful vocabulary. Being an English teacher, I have a license to use it. The hike was worthy of a clear winter finish. Yea!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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As long as those words are used in the proper context, it's OK! Congratulations on your Catskill winter finish, Lindy!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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Hey, you are cursing my favorite winter route
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:50 PM   #5
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Congrats on the "W"
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:33 PM   #6
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Congrats! My 11th grader is practicing for her SAT's so any new interesting words would be appreciated! Me, I'm just a 2nd grade teacher with a heavy Queens accent still using the same old 100 words everyday.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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Nice - Congrats!
I hope you two won't be abandoning the Cats with two Ws finished up now.
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Be careful about what you wish for ...

Hey Coldfeet, exercise judgement here .... these expletives were flyin' hard 'n heavy! I tried to make her stop .... but she went on and on .... made even ME blush! I kept looking around, thinkng "Heck, sure hope that nobody is nearby to hear all this racket". Keep your 11 year old away ... for safety.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:56 PM   #9
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Will there be life after after Cat 35W?

Hey Lazibones: Yes this has been an ages-old question, does life really continue after you achieve your "Winter" status? Well ... I say screw'em .... hike all those CAT mountains over and over.
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No Mudhook, your favorite Field of Screams ridge(red line) was east of our west-ish ascent ridge (blue line). So all the cursing was contained to this "next-door" location. Our next pursuit will be to invade your ridgeline ..... and when we do .... well, then you'll get both barrels at once! So get your earplugs into your pack!
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:55 AM   #11
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Congratulations Syr(acuse) Hiker.

Looks like almost half way to the 46 as well

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:42 AM   #12
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Don't listen to Chris!

That was no ridgeline; I know when I'm in a hollow. I kept trying to steer us up out of it, but Chris is as stubborn as he is good with the colorful vocabulary...and he doesn't even have a license to be using that!
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... hmmm .... grrr ..... in a hollow, eh? Well I remember seeing two rocks up there that resembled two ears, this hollow is probably located right between those ears .....
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #14
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Congratulations! I recall some colorful vocabulary on a few of my winter peaks. It goes with the territory.
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No Mudhook, your favorite Field of Screams ridge(red line) was east of our west-ish ascent ridge (blue line). So all the cursing was contained to this "next-door" location. Our next pursuit will be to invade your ridgeline ..... and when we do .... well, then you'll get both barrels at once! So get your earplugs into your pack!
Oh, you went up the down hill route
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Congratulations, Lindy!

...and I'm having trouble imagining either one of you resorting to such "colorful" language.
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a non-standard ascent of Graham! ... bushwacked up a"dreary" hollow...
I'm trying to imagine which route this was. Up from the Seager and the Dry Brook trail I imagine. "Drury Hollow" perhaps. Care to elaborate?
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Yes, Drury Hollow was the route. I tried to PM you ...
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #19
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That was no ridgeline; I know when I'm in a hollow. I kept trying to steer us up out of it, but Chris is as stubborn as he is good with the colorful vocabulary...and he doesn't even have a license to be using that!
You're right. Sounds like you have a good grasp on this Catskill topography. Now, how to figure out how to go where you want, and stay together. You may have made a first ascent!
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Yes, Drury Hollow was the route. I tried to PM you ...
Thanks for the confirmation. Yeah, not sure why PM doesn't work for me and why I'm an "Inactive member" here. I never did pursue that oddity.
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