Wednesday, January 21

8200 Rd - Jan 20th Ride

10 riders, -10 degrees and perfectly blue skies.  Couldn't have picked a better day for a ride.  Met at the 8200 Road junction. 

Quick stop at Cougar Lake just because we always stop there.

On the way up to Windy Mountain, we encountered active logging just before the trail to the top.  Disappointing  since it was a perfect day to go up there.  Hard to take a photo with the bright sun, but the feller-buncher was actively falling trees right in front of us.

Good snow conditions in the trees.

We checked out countless logging roads.  Not much snow in the open slashes.

Good views.


We finally made it to this viewpoint.  Couldn't find it with the changes in landmarks (lack of trees) but Norm's determination got us there.

If you look close on the road below, you will see Joe's red sled.

Back to the trucks after 99 km of riding.  And only had to cut one tree off the road on this ride.  Awesome day.

Sunday, January 18

Flour Mills - Jan 17th ride

The weather forecast looked promising for a ride into the Flour Mills.  A bit of a trek to get there with the drive out to the 7000 Road.  A groomed road from our parking area allowed a nice cruising speed (thanks to the Mica Mountain Riders).  From the lake, good snow conditions on the trail in.

Stopped at the lower meadows to "warm up" the sleds.

Great powder conditions and blue sky making an appearance.
We played around on the way over to the "big meadow" area.

Some riders had no difficulties.
Love the orange sled - we always know who it is!!
She has a way of making it all look easy :)

Coming to see why there were a few missing riders

Kathi wanted to go a different way than her sled.
Finally (without elaborating on the delay pictured above), everyone showed up at the 6400 foot level but at that elevation, the fog set in.  We ate our lunch and it only got worse.  It was too cold to sit around and wait for a possible break so we headed down with a few play stops along the way.  For the riders who had never been in before, we didn't get to see this tremendous riding area.  Next time.

Wednesday, January 14

Jan 13th 2015 ride

Hey y'all - hope you've been checking out our Facebook page for Club photos and events.
It's been a challenge to find ride destinations this season.  Snow conditions are icy at lower elevations. Also, lots of logging and plowed roads leaving many riding areas off limits.
Got out yesterday for a leisurely ride on the south side of Hwy. 24.

Beautiful weather and scenic with the frost covered trees.
Those who didn't have to work yesterday :)
No new sleds this year but Syd did get a new jacket.  His old jacket got into a fight with his track and didn't stand a chance!!

Back at the Taj Mahal via our alternate route.  Love the advice received - the trail in may look like crap but just ride through it since it actually is awesome.  No stucks so good advice!!
Snow conditions are good once you break through the ice layer. 
Checking out the overgrown logging roads and finding a place to turn around in the brush !
Easy riding through the trees yesterday.  No chainsaws needed.
Beautiful sunset on the drive home but we really do need more snow.