I'm hoping to get at least one more ride in this season, I hear there's a foot or so of good snow on plenty of base up in the Beartooths. There have been a couple systems come through, and while I don't think any of them have made any major dumps, it's been on and off snow for at least a week up high. There's been some snow down here too, and it's raining, so hopefully that means more snow up there. Anyway, I know what Dan is talking about with the "hero" snow. The problem I find is if it's really crusty, my track is too soft to keep digging in. Last time I rode I went to climb a slope (it looked easy from a distance) and gave up after a couple tries. Between getting thrown around by set up drifts and the track constantly skipping and spinning, I was afraid I'd get bounced off and have to watch my sled take a death tumble. On softer, slushy snow though, I've climbed everything I had the courage to try. Nothing beats that perfect foot or two of fresh powder on a good base, but as long as it's snow!
02 Polaris 600 RMK
Project sleds: 89 Indy Trail, 94 AC Pantera