Directions to Southwest Ridge Trail.
I’m on the board of Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT). Loon Echo owns Pleasant Mountain from Shawnee Peak to the Fire Tower. We have an agreement with Chet to buy the North Peak (just above Upper Appalachian) including the Sue’s Way trial. It’s a really worthwhile non-profit organization dedicated to preserving open space for public access in the Lakes Region area. Because of its ownership of a good bit of Pleasant Mountain, it’s an organization particularly relevant to SPRT and worthy of the team’s support. The Loon Echo Trek described below is important to LELT’s finances but also a very fun event for outdoor enthusiasts. You can bike and/or hike in many combinations and finish the event with lunch and a free massage (at least last year) at the Shawnee Peak base lodge. There are no minimum fund raising obligations or anything like that. It’s just fun. It would be great fun if a large group of SPRT families were able to join the Trek this year.
Click HERE for more info on this event.
I would like to invite the Shawnee Peak Race Team along with family and friends to the 2015 Summer Hiking Series. All are welcome! We will hike four different aspects of Shawnee to become more familiar with the mountain we love. Here are some dates I have put together, so mark your calendars and get your hiking shoes ready! Hope to see everyone this summer!
check out the new equipment rules for the 2015/16 ski season. Here is one rule for U14’s and older I feel needs to be addressed.
Helmets: Beginning season 2015/16 athletes U14 and older must use helmets that meet the new FIS standards for all USSA GS, SG and DH competitions.
Here is a link to the USSA website to view all the rule changes for the 2015/16 season. USSA Rules
One of the most enjoyable experiences I had as a child was going to summer ski camp at Mt. Hood in Oregon. I would love to share the same experience with our SPRT athletes! Skiing in the summer is a great opportunity for your child to continue working on their fundamentals and also to train gates without the impending pressure of race day. As a team we have held a camp for 2 years at Mt. Hood, both years were a huge success! Because of the mountains change in hill space availability we will need to collaborate with another team to establish enough participation to train gates.
With that being said, I would like to invite any SPRT athlete, 9 years and older to join me at Mt. Hood this summer for some one of a kind skiing! I have made arrangements for us to join the Peak Performance Ski Camp, held by my old coach and the Head Coach of Mount Washington Valley Ski Team (MWVST), Dave Gregory. We will participate in Session A which is held July 1-11.
Mt. Hood is the only ski area in North America that’s open all 12 months of the year and because of that it isn’t uncommon to train along side the U.S. Ski Team or some of the best skiers in the world. What a great opportunity, and also who wouldn’t want to ski near the top of an 11,245-foot volcano!?
Here is the link with more info on Peak Performance.click here
Please comment below if you are interested in going to camp this summer!
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