Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Swan Valley Fun

A great day laying fresh tracks on the snowmobile trails around the South Fork of Swan Valley Rd.

"Come on - hike up slow person. I am ready to GO!" says Max after our quick
midpoint break.
We found ourselves laying "fresh tracks" on the trails for our entire outing today. From an inch or so of new snow at the lower elevations to 4 inches or so at the higher elevations...

An inch or so of new snow as we cruise uphill near the start of the outing.
As we got higher, the trail got less established and it was laying fresh tracks in
3-5 inches of powder.
"Did you say 'wait' for a quick midpoint break?" asks happy little Zorro.
The snow was the deepest at the highest elevations. Notice the track Zorro is setting
in about 8 inches of fresh powder (Max is setting a similar track but the gangline is
blocking it from view).
Back on the "fast track" as we approach the end of our outing.
11 miles later and the Siberians are still running strong!

Cruising through forest on some fun straightaways with a few uphill
and downhill spurts.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Great conditions for an 11.2 mile outing with 1250 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

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