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bobalooie57
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Re: Tug Hill Snowkite Festival, 2011

Postby bobalooie57 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:46 pm

So the north country gang of Jan, Jackie, Ben, Liz, Chris and myself met at Hanno's on Sunday, for the "second" shot at the Tug this season. Conditions hadn't improved since Saturday, probably deteriorated slightly. Wind was still mostly West, only at maybe 10 - g15. With the sticky, heavy snow, it made for difficult riding, if any at all( I just flew my 8M static for practice), but Jan and Jackie worked with Liz and Chris, and got them to "Take Off!" on their snowboards and Jackie's 6M Access, so the song fits. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF4Tl65ebw0

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Re: Tug Hill Snowkite Festival, 2011

Postby Bigdog » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:36 pm

Are the dates for the festival set? A few of us from the real great white north may come south to join in the fun.

Any hotels with a bar and restaurant you locals would suggest?

Stan

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Re: Tug Hill Snowkite Festival, 2011

Postby bobalooie57 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:02 pm

@bigdog, here is a link to the adirondack/tughill website. It has links to available lodging. As to a hotel with bar/restaurant, you may have to check Watertown, NY. It is only 30-45 min or so from the festival sites. http://www.adirondackstughill.com/index.php

edit: I've eaten,and imbibed, at the Timberview, good food/fun, but as I'm local, I've never stayed at any of these places. I will say that, as Lewis county is also a snowmobile destination, it pays to look and book early, because a lot of places book up in the winter here.

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Re: Tug Hill Snowkite Festival, 2011

Postby Bigdog » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:44 am

Thanks man. I will check into it.
Pray for some more shnooow

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Re: Tug Hill Snowkite Festival, 2011

Postby bobalooie57 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:19 pm

I got up to Hanno's this morning. There's only about 6" up there right now. :-? Hoping for more, but the sun is hining right now. :angryfire: Need more snow!!
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Re: Tug Hill Snowkite Festival, 2011

Postby Shoe » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:57 pm

Hi everyone! I live in the tri-lakes area(a few hours east of Tug Hill) and would love to come and check it out. I was a downhill ski racer in my younger years, and now I am a snowboarder. I have never touched a power kite, but would love to get into the sport. I have done a ton of reading about it, and would love to come and see what snow kiting is all about! Please let me know!

Cheers!

Joe

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Re: Tug Hill Snowkite Festival, 2011

Postby Bigdog » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:13 pm

Can I ask one of you tug hill locals to give some directions to the kite friendly sites? I see it mostly along route 177 but not sure which fields are OK.

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Re: Tug Hill Snowkite Festival, 2011

Postby tikayak » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:49 pm

Stan let me know when you want to come down and you can link up with us. You can also contact me on my cell at 315-486-1698. Jan

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Re: Tug Hill Snowkite Festival, 2011

Postby Bigdog » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:40 am

Jan
Perfect!

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Re: Tug Hill Snowkite Festival, 2011

Postby Shoe » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:36 pm

Can someone please let me know where and when on Tug Hill you guys meet up? I would really like to come and check it out. My email is jrshoe80@gmail.com, or call me at 518.524.4731.

Cheers!

Joe


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