Went for a ride around one of the local parks loop. 120 miles total. My buddy and I went backwards around the loop compared to what people normally do. Paid off. First 80 miles of the trip was nice groomed trail, but the last 40 miles was as rough as I have ever seen a trail.
There is this one spot that we like to play around in, Slow moving part of the creek that goes through there and it collects a lot of snow and has a nice little hill next to it to play around on as well. As nice as the weather was, we figured by the time we got back around to that spot (short distance the other way) that it would be all torn up and packed down. After weaving through the trees and then coming out next to the spot, we couldn't believe our eyes. Only a couple of real old tracks going through the area. It is about a mile long and about 500 ft wide. Fresh powder. We kept looking behind us to make sure it wasn't wet under neath, but it was solid ice under and 3-5' of good powder up on top. Needless to say, we spent about 2 hours there just playing around.
We got back on the trail and started to head back and discovered why it was un-touched. There was a slough that was thin ice and over flow. Everyone was turning around at that spot. We managed to just skirt around the open water and kept going. That is when the trail got really really rough. People were crossing the trail going through the woods and just tearing up the trail. Plus, state funding down, they probably stopped grooming it back in January.
2015 Skidoo Renegade BC 600 Etec
1996 Skidoo Touring E 380F (sister's)
1995 Skidoo Summit 583 LQ
1985 Skidoo Tundra 250F
1999 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1999 Arctic Cat Z 370F (son's) - needs track
Currently working on:
Kiddy Caboose - older Nila sled.