As global warming snatches our days on the mountain away by the dozens, we in New England havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t lost the itch. Thus, for the fifth (some say seventh) year running, Loon Mountain held its Hike and Huck competition Saturday with a few mounds of available slush. Competitors hike a little ways up the hill to what remains of the park and literally, huck (the logic behind the name is beyond me) off a massive mound of spring and sketchiness before gathering for New HampshireÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s last rail session of the 06-07 season.
I arrived late and took pictures, so I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have much to say about how things went down. One kid caught my eye on the rails, ten year-old John Sirois of Haverhill, MA, stomping these steezy switch-up-worm-rolls to switch. Loon was grillinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ burgers (thank you Stacy) and the ghetto blasters were pumping 80s rock and gangster rap (alternately, of course) throughout the day. Check the pictures out for some visuals of what keeps us going when our legitimate winter ends in early April.
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Video by Sam Peters