Prospect Mountain, Alive and Well

“There’s an aesthetic component to skiing,” Bud Fisher said.  He was so right on Sunday. Sun glinted off ice-coated tree branches under bluebird skies.  For a change in this dry winter, there was deep snow high on Prospect Mountain.  Only an occasional truck laboring over Bennington Gap punctuated the quiet. […]

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Prospect Mountain Opens

After waiting for what seemed like forever, Prospect Mountain finally opened this weekend.  My daughter and I set out on dawn patrol Monday to ski. We took Laurel’s favorite loop, out to Hobbit Hollow via the Troll Road.  While there were bits of grass sticking up here and there, the […]

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Waning Days of Winter

In the waning dark of 5 AM this morning, I ran in a light drizzle.  On pavement.  Running on pavement in the dark is my least favorite activity.  You might even say I hate it.  Today, I did easy repeats up a one-kilometer hill near my house.  Up, and back […]

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Spring Skiing at Prospect Mt

Sunday was another dawn patrol run up to Prospect Mountain.  As the sun came up on the NY Thruway, I saw several cars headed north not with skis, but with multiple bikes on their roof racks.  The Tour of the Battenkill is a couple weeks away; it’s not too early […]

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