Off Season Plans - Spring/Summer/Fall of 2019

Discussion in 'Hiking, Camping, and the Great Outdoors' started by surfsnowgirl, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl loves soft bumps, trees and ungroomed Skier

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    I'm not done skiing yet but for the first time in a long time I'm looking forward to the off season. Now that we have somewhere to stay I'm looking forward to fully embracing myself in all things that Vermont has to offer.

    Weekly Londonerry farmers market
    4th of July Londonderry town parade with the town fireworks happening at Magic. Party in quad at condo!

    Getting into down hill mountain biking
    Hiking
    DIsc golf
    Kayaking
    mini golf at bromley

    I may actually take up big girl golf as there's a couple courses close by

    Attending a beer festival or two, hitting some breweries.

    A few concerts (Kiss, Buckcherry) and some music festival in upstate NY in July with our Bromley friends

    My SO plans to catch up on sleep. Our friend Jen is buying a condo in our building so looking forward to lots of outdoor stuff with her, her hubby and their dogs.

    Doing some stuff to the condo, mainly replacing some furniture, getting sleeper sofa, new bed, etc.

    What are your off season plans?
     
  2. trailtrimmer

    trailtrimmer Stuck in the Flatlands Skier

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    Paddle boarding, paddle surfing, river paddling and lots of biking.

    Lucky to live in a state with abundant fresh water to play in!
     
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  3. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    We have at least 4 months left of skiing here...more if Mammoth stays open into August...or further. Haven't thought about summer plans yet.
     
  4. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    The spring boy scout region wide weekend event's going with a Monty Python theme. Gonna be a lot of fun.
     
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  5. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    RMNP in the end of July/early August. Maybe pick up a job at a mine in Imlay, NV for a few months. If I did that it would really cut into late season skiing though, so...

    I really want to pick up a nice mountain bike and ride this summer. There are so many good places around Reno to ride it's just silly that I don't already do it.

    Maybe raft down the Truckee once the flow calms down in the later summer.
     
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  6. wallyk

    wallyk Would rather be ski'n Skier

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    Not sure how @Stev would be respond, but who needs patch skiing when you have conditions like that???!!! Unreal how much snow there is in parts of the U.S. Any thoughts on July 4 Pugski meet up in Cali?
     
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  7. Beartown

    Beartown Chasing the dragon Skier

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    Also not done skiing yet, but still excited for summer activities. For me, that's mostly mountain biking and national parks. This is the year I complete my goal of visiting all of the national parks. Only 6 left (now that friggin' congress just added one in Gary, IN). Starting this weekend at Virgin Islands NP!
     
  8. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    How long did that take? That's impressive!
     
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  9. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    3 hours away and free parking... Gotta get there before about 11am to find a good parking place though..
     
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    surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl loves soft bumps, trees and ungroomed Skier

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    We have this place in Newport Rhode island we love. However, instead of a parking lot we park at this dive bar and they let you park for the day if you have a beer/eat lunch ok if I must. It's right across the street from second beach so perfect location.
     
  11. VickieH

    VickieH Out on the slopes Skier

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    :golfclap: That's quite an accomplishment!

    I got the CO state parks pass this year. Looking at the list and descriptions, I'm not convinced it's worth my time to check the "Visited All" box, but it gives me some reasons to go places I might not have considered otherwise and the opportunity to stumble onto some interesting things.

    The National Park list? Oh, yeah, "Visited All" is one of my goals. I'll pick up the passport book or something similar this year to start tracking them.
     
  12. Beartown

    Beartown Chasing the dragon Skier

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    Had visited a few over the years (Saguaro, Acadia, Haleakala, and Badlands) prior to really catching the bug at Yellowstone in 2014. Hit 50 more over the past 5 (very busy and dedicated) years. My record was 29 in one year, with a few over repeats in there. Now all I have left (other than the newly crowned Indiana Dunes NP) are the more remote parks: Gates of the Arctic, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark (all in AK), Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. All the travel is booked; just have to survive it all. My Alaska run this summer includes 10 flights in 6 days, and I was involved in a small plane crash there last summer on the return from Katmai, so I have a few jitters about all that. First world problems!
     
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  13. PNWRod

    PNWRod Putting on skis Skier

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    We spend a lot of time out on the water. Here my son is setting up for a bottom turn up into the wake to pop off the top. Similar to snow ski pitch pictures the wake is higher and steeper than depicted in the picture.
     
  14. Beartown

    Beartown Chasing the dragon Skier

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    Ohhhhhhhh... the NP passport is one of my greatest fails ever. I had 49 NP stamps (as well as bunch of other monuments, historical sites, seashores, etc) when I left it in a hotel room in Key West after visiting Dry Tortugas, never to be seen again. Oh the heartache!!!
     
  15. EBG18T

    EBG18T Eric Skier

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    Hoping for a quiet summer. Do some hiking with our kids & dog, do more mountain biking this year in the local area, maybe a few rounds of frisbee golf, keep up with physical therapy and continue doing my dissertation research.
     
  16. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Golf, jet ski, fish, yard work, travel to golf, hang by our pool, bike, drink a lot of beer...,repeat
     
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  17. scott43

    scott43 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    Kids kids and more kids ..
     
  18. Castle Dave

    Castle Dave Putting on skis Skier

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    Leaving for Australia next Sunday then 22 day South Pacific cruise back the Vancouver. Dirt biking after we get back and snow has melted. (me KTM 300 XCW and her Beta EVO 200 trials bike). Off to Nimpkish northern Vancouver Island in the RV for the month of July and windsurf then back for wife's Dragon Boat events
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  19. PNWRod

    PNWRod Putting on skis Skier

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    What is paddle surfing? I've played around with a SUP surfing behind our boat. Definitely need a much BIGGER wave to make it challenging though.
     
  20. trailtrimmer

    trailtrimmer Stuck in the Flatlands Skier

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    Similar to what you are doing, but you need a ocean or great lake to get the waves needed. It's simply surfing with a SUP instead of paddling out by hand. The displacement/all around boards or surfing specific ones work best for surfing.

    I already got out twice for flatwater, this was day one of 2019. The iceberg was nice and stable, but paddled like a bank vault. :D

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