JoAnn

Aug 052019
 

WELCOME FRIENDS, AND OLD FAVORITE CUSTOMERS…

WE ARE WELL… WE ARE ENJOYING OUR RETIREMENT, AND SUMMER.

PK IS RIDING HIS BIKE, SPENDING SOME CHOICE DAYS SAILING AND SWIMMING IN THE ADK’S, STILL WORKING ON FINAL CLOSURE OF THE STORE, AND TOYING WITH THE IDEA OF MAKING HIMSELF AVAILABLE FOR MOUNTING BINDINGS, CONSULTATIONS, AND A FEW CUSTOMER SALES MEETINGS, COME FALL AND WINTER. IF YOU NEED HIS ADVICE OR HELP WITH ANYTHING ‘TELE’ OR ‘A T’ RELATED DON’T HESITATE TO SEND HIM AN EMAIL, AND HE’LL BE HAPPY TO GET BACK TO YOU.

JK…I AM DOING WELL TOO. I HAVE MOSTLY RECOVERED FROM LAST WINTER. I HAVE BEEN CONTINUING MY AQUA AEROBICS, WALKING, GARDENING, SAILING, AND SWIMMING, AND PROUDLY, HAVE ALMOST REGAINED MY STRENGTH BACK! SO THAT’S AWESOME. WE HAVE 2 GRAND DAUGHTERS, WHO ARE THE ‘LOVE OF OUR LIVES’ AND ARE ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT WE CAN WITH THEM.

RETIREMENT IS FUN SO FAR ON THE DAYS OFF, AND HARDER THAN EVER ON THE ‘SERIOUS MAKING LIFE DECISION DAYS’. WE ARE BUSY! DON’T KNOW WHEN WE HAD TIME TO WORK! AND DON’T MISS IT A BIT!

WE HAVE A ‘BUCKET LIST’ A MILE LONG… AND NOT ENOUGH DAYLIGHT HOURS TO EVEN GET STARTED… LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME LONG DISTANCE TRIPS IN THE FUTURE, BUT FOR NOW FEELING BLESSED TO HAVE OUR HEALTH, OUR FAMILY, AND THE FREEDOM TO ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD WE LIVE IN.

BEST WISHES TO ALL OUR PAST FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS, THANKS FOR CHECKING ON US! WE ARE HAPPY AND DOING GREAT.

EMAIL US AT: INFO@MTNTRAVELERS.COM. HAPPY TRAILS!

 Posted by at 5:27 pm
Oct 062018
 

Ok, boys and girls. It’s time to start hiking uphill to get ready for the upcoming ski season! That’s PK’s new mantra, he’s given up the bike, for summiting Outpost on Pico in the mornings before work.  Fall foliage will be peaking this week, so it’s time to get out there and enjoy the beauty! There was snow in the Rockies this week, so that means we won’t be far behind. We’ve skied in October before! And November is right around the corner.

We have received all the new Patagonia and North Face outdoor clothing for the season, and as always, have ‘cherry picked’ each line for the best layering choices to keep you warm, dry and comfortable. Once again, we chose Patagonia capilene for the best base layer, followed by stretch fleece, nano puff pullovers, or down sweaters, for the best mid-layer insulation. Lastly, the outer shell layer of the Powder Bowl, Triolet, Snowshot or super lightweight and stretchy Galvanized jackets are the key pieces for your waterproof , breathable protection from the elements. Come check out what we recommend next time you need to replace something in your wardrobe.  We also have a good selection of SALE items to choose from. Happy Fall!

 Posted by at 2:33 pm
Oct 062018
 

Ok, boys and girls! Time to get it in gear and start hiking uphill! at least that’s PK’s new mantra. (going against gravity is always a bit challenging for me) He has given up the bike for summiting Outpost on Pico before work in the morning. I made it to Omlands overlook! The fall foliage is peaking this week, so it’s prime time to get out in the mountains and see the beauty. We live in one of the most spectacular regions in the northeast, and for all our friends and family who love to visit as often as they can… now’s the time! 

We have been gearing up at the store, getting ready for the upcoming ski season. Patagonia and North Face outdoor clothing has arrived, so even though

 Posted by at 1:23 pm
Jun 272018
 

SUP time! Stand Up Paddling time is here!

We just did a power overnight road trip to Brunswick, Maine to pick up our summer shipment of Michael Dolsey Paddle Boards.

They look awesome was usual. We Supped Rye Beach in NH on the way up, and Herring Cove in Provincetown last week, and these boards rock, when it comes to stability and all around comfort on open moving water. Rolling waves in the ocean always present a few scary moments until you get your ‘sea legs’, then it’s so much fun!  Singing sea chanties, and looking deep into the emerald green water for lobsters, (we only saw traps!) and seeing schools of minnows and blue fish, and the seaweed waving underneath, ( last year we saw seals flying by underneath us!) you can tell I’m an ocean girl. It doesn’t get any better than that! Love it!

 

Back home on our familiar lakes and ponds near home, Chittenden, Glen Lake and Bomoseen, Woodard Reservoir and Kent Pond all have some incredible paddling. SUP paddling gives you a good strong core and shoulder work out, is great for your balance, and it is so fun and calming to cross the water on a flat calm day. It’s our early morning go to sport at camp. We have as much fun doing that as paddling our kayaks. When the breeze comes up, then it’s time to switch over to kayaks, and get a little ‘lower perspective’, it’s all fun, any time we get to spend a few hours to on the water. Love summertime!

Come check out our Michael Dolsey SUP boards. We chose some beautiful boards this year in blue, aqua, red, and silver.

We carry The Bam Bam model which is a poly carbon skinned SUP with wood veneer top and bottom, concave deck, and wide template for stability for beginners to experts.  Yoga, fitness, recreation.  Durable, Wide, and Stable.

Sizes:  10′  x 33″ x 4.25  –  142 L.     $1249

10′ 8″  x 33.5″ x 4.25. –  161 L.      $1299

And we have one more The Glider …  which is a plastic jacketed SUP, durable, wide, stable and high volume. Great for multi use, around a camp, a board everybody can use. Rentals, lessons, surfing, yoga fitness, and recreation. While with 3-tone green deck pad.

Size: 10′ 6 x 33.5″ x 5″    –  220 L     $999

 Posted by at 1:19 pm
Jun 052018
 

 

Our summer shipments of kayaks have arrived from North Carolina, from Hurricane, Perception, and Wilderness Systems.

We have narrowed down our selection even better this summer, to bring you a great choice of kayaks for everybody in the family. Every size, and every shape matters when it comes to kayak selection.

A little woman who weighs 125 lbs is certainly not going to need the same boat as a man who weighs 180 lbs. Little women need little boats! They fit better, they have a smaller cockpit, the width is narrower, they are lighter weight so they can load them by themselves. Even their paddles have a ‘small shaft’ to fit small hands better. Women are best suited to 10-12 ft kayaks for all those reasons.

A big man needs a bigger boat! For better floatation, better foot room, better bouncy, better tracking, better glide, better cruising, and more stability for fishing. A large man needs a minimum of a 12 -14 ft kayak size.

We take great pride in fitting each boat specifically to each paddler, so that they can have the best experience ever in their new kayak. If you need a rugged boat anybody in the family can use, that can be brought up on shore, and transported in the back of a pickup truck, then a Perception or Wilderness Experience ‘roto-molded’ polyethylene kayak …weighs a little more, but is way more rugged and durable.

If you are looking for an upgrade in performance, something lightweight, that is a pleasure to paddle and a breeze to carry, then a Hurricane kayak is likely your best choice. Hurricane kayaks are made of lightweight Trylon ABS thermoform plastic that does not warp or oil can like many cheap poly boats. Trylon is rigid, with an exterior UV coating to protect your Hurricane from fading or turning brittle. The acrylic coating has a beautiful shine, and they just plain look pretty! Kayaks made of Trylon weigh 10-15 lbs less than comparable polyethylene kayaks.

Come check out our selection as they won’t last long! We only brought in one shipment this year.

We are open 10-5 Tuesday through Friday. 10-3 Saturdays, and Closed on Sundays and Mondays so we can go paddling!   We are also… Closed for a one week vacation in June (17th-24th) so plan ahead … and get ready for tons of fun on the water this summer!

 Posted by at 4:33 pm