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Old 02-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Nice day for a ride!

Great day in the mountains, tons of boondocking through the trees and hitting a few places to a bit of climbing. We had great snow, pretty deep but also solid, you could go almost anywhere. Fun day!

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Not a good day for a 136" track, though!

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Nice scenery

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Mt. McLoughlin as seen from Wine Bottle.

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From Wine Bottle, looking toward Pelican Butte. That's where we're heading

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Looking back toward Wine Bottle (the small knob right of center.) They call it "Wine Bottle" because under the snow in a rock pile at the top of the knob, (under the stick visible in the third picture) there used to be a wine bottle. Hikers and riders would put their name on a piece of paper and put it in the bottle. It was kind of like a GeoCache before GeoCache got to be popular, and before GPS's were so common.

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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nice scenery kinda like a postcard looks fun.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing the pics Dan!
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Come on down, Bert. We'll show you how to get stuck
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...We'll show you how to get stuck
Funny you mention that. I don't recall if I posted on this forum or not but I finally did get stuck this winter while riding my RMK. I tried turning around in a tight spot on a day with tons of fresh snow (like 4'). I was going way too slow because of my over-confidence and paid the price. I learned a good lesson though - with a bad enough driver, that sled actually can get stuck!

Here's a video of me digging out. My daughter was helping and my son was shooting the video...
The snow was a little too deep.... - YouTube
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That made me truly laugh out loud

If you're not getting stuck, you're not riding hard enough! Nice trench!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nice pics Dan, what a lovely area to ride in
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Looks like fun! We got over 2 FEET overnight here! The little 121 tracks are NOT fairing well!!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ya, if I were about 2000 miles closer, I would come help
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Nice pics, Dan.

Bert, I have yet to get my IQ stuck other than against a tree, but it'll probably look like that when I do.
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If you stand on the throttle long enough *after* you stop moving, you can dig to China with a 136... ha ha! Nice work there...

Looks like a perfect day for riding!
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The stuck guy is a retired fighter pilot (F-15s) No fear, but could use a bit longer track! He was getting stuck way less at the end of the day. Throttle is your friend
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