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Pittsfield Winter Carnival Ice Trials

Here are directions to this event and an update from Clark about what to

Directions From Albany:

1.  Take Rte 20

2.  After going over Lebanon Mountain and entering Massachusetts.

3.  Cross Pittsfield city limits after Shaker Village.

4.  New gas station on Right after Auction gallery and John Deere
dealership.  Gas up here.

5.  Another  3/4 mile turn LEFT on HUNGERFORD ST.

6.  Shortly go left under railroad underpass onto FORT HILL AVE  Follow
to end (T)

7.  Right on WEST STREET

8.  Left at traffic light onto VALENTINE ROAD 

9.  Go ~1.8 miles to traffic light.  Left at traffic light onto PECKS

10. First left onto LAKEWAY DRIVE.  Small sign on left to CONTROY
PAVILION marks this left turn at Bar.

11. Follow to dead end.  You are there.

Coming into Pittsfield from the other directions:------------>>

1.  At center of Pittsfield go WEST onto WEST STREET.

2.  Follow WEST STREET to light at VALENTINE ROAD.  Turn RIGHT.  Pick up
instructions above in #9

Coming into Pittsfield from the North on Rte 7:------------>>

1.  1/2 mile after passing Pontosuc Lake and the Great Wall on your
right, bear right on Wahconah Street.

2.  At traffic light at Nichols (note 1 L, not 2 like my Nicholls)
pharmacy turn right on Pecks Road

3.  Left onto Lakeway drive (see above).


Here is the update:

As I expected, and partially at my insistence, Family Day has again
posession of the Sunday Feb 2nd date.  If they had postponed, as was
possible, we would probably given up the Feb 16 date.  I'm hoping that
date has better conditions for us.

Forecasts of anywhere from 4 to 12 inches snow tonite and potentials for
lots more Thursday make it the obvious choice.  Family day is snow

SO... we still have the originally scheduled Saturday, Feb 1.  But what
about all the snow, you may well ask???

Well, our only hope is that winds will blow most of it away from the
surface.  It's happened before.  That means a plow will be needed to
access to the lake surface and break up any drifts that will occur on
lake.  Mark Formel has offered to bring his plow at 7AM for this task.

My forecast??  We'll be at the lake bright and early Saturday, busting
our backs getting things ready.

The pylons are in my portable shed, the Big Blue Buick wagon, at the

Please touch bases with my answering machine Friday Nite (I'll be out
with Mark and Pete, possibly stopping by the lake, so don't expect me to
answer or reply).

Need directions?  They're in another email you should be receiving.

On the Web try MAPQUEST and look up lakeway drive.


Clark W. Nicholls: Phone 413-243-3433 
(home: cwnicholls@juno.com -or- work: cnicholl@epriclt1.epri.com)


Enjoy the event I'll be in Bow and on Newfound Lake in NH this weekend.

Drop me a line to let me know about this event.

Bob W. B>}