December 2014 Update
November 2014 brought us a good amount of snow, making for a good base thus far in our mountains. December…not so much. Warmer temps are keeping the creeks open, making for some tough crossings for a beginning snowmachiner, so we decided it was necessary to construct a few bridges around our trails. Our trails are all caught up at this point and ready to be ridden. Although the snow has set up and consolidated quite a bit, we still have a good base for riding. Snow in the valley is a bit “spring-like”. Heavy and hard. However, from the trailhead on makes for some great riding on trail (as of yesterday). Freestyle is still a bit sketchy…good riding is to be had, but buried obsticles can still reach up give them sleds a beating if you’re riding aggressive enough…so be careful!
The shoveling at camp seems never ending at this point, as you can see. The forecast calls for more snow in a few days, just in time for the holidays. Our meeting location is set at the Branding Iron Cafe in Bondurant where the coffee is always warm and the hospitality is welcoming. Chef Dave of the Branding Iron Cafe produces some delicious treats for your enjoyment before or after your adventure with us. We have a new fleet of machines this year aside from the older ones. We are breaking in 3 new Polaris Indy 600 ‘s along with a new Polaris Wide Track. They ride nice and are great trail sleds. Moose tracks are congregating around the cabin and we have even seen some bear tracks on our trails! No wolf tracks yet…
A big thanks to the folks at KLIM Gear (www.klim.com) for sending some superb gear our way. We are officially KLIM Ambassadors and loving their gear! Keeping us dry and comfortable, yet tough enough to clear trail, cut firewood, shovel endless miles of snow and dig stuck snowmobiles out.