Monday, January 8

Windy Mountain Ride

It was time for a Club ride up Windy Mountain since we hadn't been up there in several years due to logging.
Fresh snow to start the day. Bring it on.
Sun was trying to make an appearance
Trail head to Windy

Jim took over the lead on the trail up the mountain since Marcel was on the Club's Skandic. It was overdue for a ride and despite being a brute, Marcel was having a blast riding it - like riding a Cadillac.
It appears that we were the first one's up the trail this season. It's getting quite overgrown and had more obstacles than we remembered.

Hey - where did the trail go??

Oh, here's the trail. Good thing for signage.

Between riding the Skandic and cutting trees, Marcel was really earning his lunch.

Had lunch on the trail since we still hadn't made it to the top. More trees down on the trail so Jim and Marcel decided to ride ahead (without the Skandic) and see if it was possible to get to the top. Not this ride. Need to go back with a bigger chainsaw. Apparently it was more work to turn the sleds around then it would have been to cut the trees. 

Fun day even if we didn't make it to the top. Good company and great to be outdoors all day.

Thursday, January 4

1st Ride of 2018

The Club had to cancel our traditional New Year's day ride due to cold temperatures, but finally a break in the cold snap allowing us to get out there.

Full moon morning and clear skies.

Where were all the new riders? Only 6 "old" riders showed up.

Someone got a new ride. Goodbye kitty cat - hello Polaris!
We had planned to ride north to Hager Mountain and area but the road had been freshly plowed. That's what happens when you're riding midweek.
So off we went to Thuya Lakes area exploring all the logging roads out that way. Good easy ride to start the year. If it was so easy, why do I have a few sore muscles today!!!

Perfect blue bird day. Aren't we lucky to live in the Cariboo and experience this.
This is where our trail to Patrick Lake should be. Need more snow and the trees are sure getting in the way.

Creating a turn around in the overgrown road.

Now that we have gotten the skis back in the powder, bring on winter. Check your emails for details for the next ride.