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Jun 122015
 
PK bike

PK BIKE

We call him “Lucky!”

He quotes ” I’ll be back!”

Mostly we feel happy, relieved, so blessed, and lucky! He’s okay!

3 weeks ago Peter was doing a hill climb on his rode bike when he was hit by a car going 50 mph!
He was fully unconscious, woke up in the ambulance and was transported to RRMC. He had multiple trauma injuries, 7 fractures, but luckily no internal injuries, and no surgeries.
He was lucky! He aced it out of the hospital in just 3 days. He did amazing! We give RRMC 10 stars for their exceptional care!

3 weeks later he is back to work, limited hours, on crutches, with a cast up to his elbow. Making awesome progress, considering!

We THANK our friends and family for all the calls, cards, food, work, caring and concern. We appreciate your love so much.

We will resume our regular hours as soon as we are able.

 Posted by at 1:42 pm
Oct 062014
 

We did a hike up to the top of B Slope on Pico last night via the work road and the views were still beautiful!
Above is a nice shot of the peak from the crossover trail just above the bottom of the Summit Quad.
Pico Peak looking awesome in the evening sunlight.
And below some nice color at chairlift level from the same spot. The leaves are almost gone on the upper levels of the mountains already. October 1st is usually peak and this year was really a great fall for color but it was a short window of barely 2 weeks. The reds are down and we’ll have another week of golds and that’ll be it. One more rain storm with wind and goodbye to the foliage for another year… ski seasons coming…

 Posted by at 3:25 pm
Oct 062014
 

 

Jk Lake Champlain Crossing

E JK Lake Champlain Crossing

September had beautiful extended summer temperatures that enabled us to adventure across Lake Champlain again this year. A rare occurrence for the day to be just right to attempt a crossing to the New York side. 80 degrees and flat calm waters with almost no wind allowed us to go discover the Palasades just north of Westport.
We had a great bike ride to Kingsland Bay State Park in Ferrisburg first, a beautiful historic park that has a huge stone house and waterfront land and hikes on the lake.
We put our kayaks in at a launch named Fort Cassin (1814) in Ferriburg at the mouth of the Otter Creek. It’s a short paddle of about 1/2 mile out to the big lake and we made the Champlain crossing of about 2 miles in less than 1/2 an hour.
From there we paddled south another couple of miles to view ‘the Palasades’, a big cliff band 2-300 ft tall. We had seen it by boat a long time ago, but had never ventured across to view it close up. It was spectacular! Really worth the paddle , IF you have a long boat over 14 ft minimum. We paddle 17′ and 18′ ft boats and were glad we did. There can be some big motor boat wakes!

The water depth is 180 ft and ‘a warning’ that there a only a couple of places south of the cliff to get out of your boat on this whole paddle, so , hardly any rest stops. The water is crystal clear and wild on the NY side, and choked with weeds and camps on the VT side.

PK Lake Champlain 'Palasades' , Westport, NY

PK Lake Champlain ‘Palasades’ , Westport, NY

 

From the Palasades we paddled south to a point just north of Westport , NY to the site of a shipwreck of the steamboat ‘Champlain II’ which sank there in July 1875. It’s a dive spot marked by a giant yellow bouy. Straight across on the Vermont side

is the Basin Harbor Club just north of Button Bay State Park. We paddled back north to the Otter Creek on the VT side, a total of 6-8 miles. It was a great adventure!

 

Lake Champlain Crossing Sept 28, 2014

Lake Champlain Crossing Sept 28, 2014

 

 Posted by at 3:16 pm
Aug 292014
 

camp dock scene

A message to all!! Get out there and enjoy every sunny day! Go Paddling! Go biking! Get those last swims in!

This is the view from our favorite spot in the Adirondacks where we go paddling! Enjoy your favorite spot!

 Posted by at 2:44 pm
Aug 022014
 

Campsite with canoe quebec

Lightweight Camping Sale!
Mountain Travelers has been bringing the Rutland area the best lightweight camping gear in the outdoor industry for 38 years. We cherry pick the best equipment available in the moderate price range. We specialize in 2,3 and 4 man tents, sleeping bags by ‘the North Face’, and sleeping pads by Thermarest.
Packs are also on Sale! We like Osprey Packs because they only make packs! They have a great, comfortable suspension system and excellent features for men and women. We have size specific backpacking packs, day packs, and hydration packs.
For outdoor cooking we have lightweight MSR backpacking stoves and cookware also on sale.

Check out our super deals on quality gear on sale early this year while you can still use it this summer!
Get out camping!

 Posted by at 12:52 pm