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Vermont Weekend - Climbing & Skiing

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ENT Gully Pitch 1 Great weekend in Vermont! Jackie and I made the 1.8 mile uphill hike in from the south (Stowe) end of Smuggler's Notch. Then solo climbed up the steep approach...breaking trail to the base of the climb. But d ue to recent sub-zero temps, the ice at ENT Gully was bullet hard and super brittle - so we bailed on the much anticipated multi pitch climb. We plan on coming back for this climb. And next time I won't be wearing as many layers! Dang, I wore  waaay too many layers on this trip - base layers, mid layers and thick insulated pants and jacket - all made for a very uncomfortable, too warm, uphill hike! ENT Gully can be reached by hiking to the top of the notch on route 108 from either the south end in Stowe, or the north end in Jeffersonville. There is an outhouse (brown building with several toilets/urinals) and coming from the south end we hiked past this building on our left. Just beyond it and on our left, we headed up to the base of ENT Gully

Mt. Sunapee - Skiing Lesson #1

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These aren't ice climbing boots! My very first time skiing EVER, and it was a blast! 💓 It's Learn To Ski month and I bought the Adult 3 Pack Ski Lessons for $155 at Mt. Sunapee Ski Resort. The price includes gear rental and instruction. I arrived at the Rental Shop to check in and get my gear rental voucher and 3-lesson coupons. There were two other guys standing in line behind me who also signed up for the same group lessons. But they had some sort of emergency, cancelled their lessons and left. Honestly, they didn't look dressed for a day of skiing...they had street clothes on and one guy was complaining how cold he was. In any case, I was pretty stoked - I got a private lesson for the price of a group lesson! 👍 The folks at the Rental Shop were super nice and friendly, and made the entire process of getting my gear very easy. I took a shuttle from the Rental Shop to the South Peak Learning Area. From there I met Steve and he helped me adjust my ski boots so

Handmade insulated beanies for winter sports enthusiasts!

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Orange Paisley Handmade beanies offered in lightweight and midweight versions - yes, I make these! The lightweight beanies are fully lined with 100% Merino Wool. And the midweight beanies are lined with Merino Stretch Fleece. I  ice climb and they fit under my climbing helmet. These fit under a ski/snowboard/biking helmet as well!   Free Shipping to USA only  Paypal Accepted.  Limited quantities in patterns and sizes. Fully lined beanies - not just the ears! Facebook: http://www.summitshakaleathercrafts.com Purple Paisley - Lightweight Lined with purple 100% Merino Wool Green Swirl - Midweight Lined with black Merino Stretch Fleece