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Old 12-23-2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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snow covered leantos?

Hi all,

Considering the heavy snowfall as of late, I'm wondering if I should anticipate having to dig out a leanto when I head up to Lake Colden next week. I've been hearing that there's about 3 feet of snow on the ground and perhaps some of the leantos have not been dug out yet.

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Old 12-23-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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You don't need to dig out too much. the snow makes a good windbreak.

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Old 12-23-2007, 09:21 PM   #3
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Skyclimber has some pretty amazing pics of lean tos in the winter. Maybe she could post them, if not they're in another thread somewhere, I'll see if I can find them!
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:22 PM   #4
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I doubt if you will have to dig out a whole lot. Perhaps just a path to get in. Also, like Hawk said, leaving the snow around the opening, shelters you from the wind even more, and keeps more heat in.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:25 PM   #5
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Here's the link, her shot is of the Uphill Brook l/t, first page of the thread.
http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.p...light=lean+tos
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:49 PM   #6
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I was at one of the colden lean to's yesterday, no digging required to get in. But the floors are wet from melted snow, which will probably just be a bit frozen by the time you get there...There are brooms in most of them to brush out any accumulated snow.
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Old 12-25-2007, 06:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info, mate. I think my trip is going to be postponed, since I came down with a stomach bug yesterday. Also, my hiking buddy has a cold. We're probably leaving after New Years now. Oh well!
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:45 AM   #8
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dont let a little projectile vomiting keep you out of the woods, it adds character to the trip report!!
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:29 AM   #9
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dont let a little projectile vomiting keep you out of the woods, it adds character to the trip report!!
Darn right! You haven't really earned your stripes until you vomit on a trip and have it freeze to the deck of your snowshoes.
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:59 AM   #10
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I guess some of those half digested corn chunks stuck in my beard will serve as a tasty snack later on.
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