Friday, March 23, 2012

Ride of your Life

Never Ending Fields of Powder!

Everyone that is out riding has found that no matter where you go, no matter how many people you think has already been there:  you can still find unendless fields of the perfect powder for riding. The snow has the perfect base.  As you can see in the photo, they are riding on 10 feet or more of snow. 
Although the temperatures have been chilly in the morning, afternoons are perfect for riding.  Just stay out of the avalanche zones.  The experienced riders are avoiding the mountains this year.  There is plenty of riding without putting anyone's life in danger on the heavy loaded mountains!

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their carvings.”
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Time for Spring!

Top of the Drift!

Snow, Snow & more Snow

Looks like it is time for Spring Riding around here!
The snow keeps piling up and laying in folds of white.
Snow machine tracks criss cross the fields of white from the early riders.
Time for Spring Break and the fun begins, there will be riders out everywhere and the occasional dog musher.  Most of the mushers right now are concentrated on the Iditarod. 
Be aware of the moose on the trails.  Moose are having a rough time this year with the amount of snow we have.  They like to be in the trail because it is much easier going for them and at times refuse to give up the trail for the snow machines and mushers.  We have had a couple of incidents already, so just be cautious!
Another danger is avalanche areas!  All this snow is piled layer upon layer creating the perfect scenario for disaster!  Be careful and pay attention to potential avalanche areas.
Trails are being groomed and prepared for influx of riders.
Keep the white below you the blue above you and all the goodies in the middle!