Posts by Rudy Ryback

Uphill Craze

There is a storm brewing, and I’m not just talking about the pending nor’easter. A bigger storm . . . literally and figuratively. I’ve had a big uptick in questions/inquiries…
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Wonderland of Winter

The fall out from Winter Storm Izzy was fantastic . . .  a hearty W.O.W. ‘Wonderland of Winter’ nearly enveloped the entire region. Even Jim Cantore made an appearance in…
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Storm Hopping! From Frida to Garrett . . .

Winter Storm Frida (as dubbed by the Weather Channel) delivered the first measurable snowfall to most of the snow-starved region. After the fourth warmest December, on record (for the Asheville…
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Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone: An old Appalachian expression . . . “like a dog digging after a winter’s bone” – indicating someone who is on a search or quest for something and…
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Day 1 . . . Day Fun

On Tuesday of this week, I got out for (my) Day 1 of the 2021-22 season at Sugar Mountain Resort. Day 1 is never going to be your best day…
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One Last Mountain State Trip

Welp, March has “come in like a lamb, and out like a . . . lamb”. Most, if not all, areas have not seen measurable snowfall during the month of…
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Ober Gatlinburg: Spring Fling Recap

The alarm went off an hour earlier than usual, and I felt like the ‘living-dead’ on the morning of Sunday, March 14th. It was ‘Spring Ahead’, and given the fact…
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Race Report – 2021 Sunrise Scramble

Saturday Afternoon I departed “San Francisco of the East” (Asheville, NC), and headed for Canaan Valley, West Virginia. Usually, I try and break up the long drive, and opted to…
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Alaska! . . . in the Southeast

Friday Afternoon The mission was to scout conditions on Roan Mountain to host a first (annual) ski Race UP Roan Mtn. Road, on Sunday. Roan, like the rest of the…
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