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    Smugglers Notch

    Smuggler's Notch Fatbike by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    From the Stowe side on the Pugsley. Good fun going up and down. Rode and hiked. Played with pressure. Enjoyed an hour+ late this afternoon.

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    it gets twisty by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    had to stop and adjust the pressure:

    hike by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    getting close to the top and looking back:

    looking back by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    i walked the switchbacks. not enough heart and lung and leg power, and once you stall out on the snow, you are sort of done. some wider rims might help to spread the tire out a bit more - i'm still on large marges. the nates were great.

    on the j-ville side:

    on top by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    coming down was fun. used the rear as a rudder, varying pressure on the brake. barely touched the front. once i was clear of the switchbacks i let it ride until i stopped to chat with some skiers and hikers. likely could have ridden the entire climb if i started on the smuggs side, tamer grade, no switchbacks.

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    Great pics! I kinda recognize this from a day hike up that way when I was in the area visiting family in Burlington. Definitely need to bring a bike up the next time I'm in the area.

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