Vanessa Saldivar was 5 when her father hiked her up the bunny slope at Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon. She didn’t have a fancy jacket. She used socks as mittens. Her dad gave her a nudge. And she was hooked.
“All these barriers just broke down in that moment,” said the new executive director of Get Outdoors Leadville!, which recently opened a new gear library that lends outdoor equipment to Lake County residents.
“The gear library is addressing those barriers. How big of a difference would this have made in my community growing up? I could have had gloves!”
Source: Associated Press – JASON BLEVINS