Friday, December 30, 2011

Snowmobiling the Sierra Madres - Day 5

The last day of riding - bummer! Today we headed south and found lots of big meadows to play around in.

Here's Grant taking Mom for a ride and practicing carving after Jake and Loren were showing off their double carving skills ;)

Pretty views

On the way back the boys were climbing some hills. Here they are all stuck.

And here they are again on the same hill just all stuck in different spots ;)

Driving back to town - views of the Snowies along the way.

Happy trails until next year's snowmobiling trip!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Snowmobiling the Sierra Madres - Day 4

The fourth day of riding we found some nice logging roads to follow. At one point Grant went down a hill on the side of the road and Jake followed. On his way back up he got stuck and while Grant was helping him out, he noticed all his oil was leaking out. So, we had to pull Jake's sled the rest of the way up the hill so it could get towed back to the trailer ;) Always an adventure!

Hooking up ropes so we could all grab on and pull!

Here we are pulling to get it to a spot where we could hook a snowmobile on to pull it ;)

After that crew headed back to the trailer the rest of us kept going on the logging roads. It was crazy windy and trees were falling down all over. Check it out. At one point Mom and I actually heard one fall in the distance while we were waiting for someone to get unstuck. Slightly scary!

Isn't it nice in the woods?? Loren and I hanging out probably waiting for someone to be unstuck.

Loren stuck on a hill.

Pretty views of mountains in the distance!

Grant's stuck now ;)

At some point we did end up meeting Darrell and Jake again after they went back to the trailer and swapped sleds. We had a good rest of the day!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Snowmobiling the Sierra Madres - Day 3

On the third day we headed west on the trails past where we had gone the first day. We cut back into the trees and found some more snow near Battle Creek ;)

Dad in a nice little meadow we found and had to track up

Loren assisting in the tracking of the meadow ;)




Uncle Darrell and Cody

Jake again

Grant got a little too close to another tree ;)

Loren started trying to make it up this hill where we had parked for lunch. It was deep at the bottom so he was having a battle. Then Jake tried it with his and also had a battle. So, he got on Darrell's turbo and made it up but hit a big rock that stopped him dead and threw him off! Yike!

After the other crew headed back to fix Darrell's sled cuz it was bent from Jake's rock incident, Mom decided to fall into a creek ;) lol. So, we had to strategically dig it out without getting wet!

Once we had it mostly out Grant was in charge of shit canning it to turn and cross the creek. Hmm.. didn't work as planned ;) he buried it on the other side of the creek ;)

We rode for awhile longer with just us four and then headed back for some supper!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Snowmobiling the Sierra Madres - Day 2

Day number 2 we went out and enjoyed some more time in the woods and snow checking out the new territory ;)

Dad tipped over

Uncle Darrell and Cody

Grant - watch out for that tree!

Jake helping Mom turn ;) This was actually a side hill even though it doesn't look like it and she was having a battle turning up hill.





Jake - I tried to get a pic of him jumping because that was the theme of this spot but he was on the ground everytime my camera went off ;)

Pretty views!

Mom and I hanging out

Oh there - Jake's somewhat in the air!

Uncle Darrell and Cody


Loren buried it just off the logging road we were on at the end of the day ;)

Relaxing at the house after a day of riding

Monday, December 26, 2011

Snowmobiling the Sierra Madres - Day 1

This was our first year snowmobiling the Sierra Madre range in southeastern Wyoming. We left MN early on Christmas morning and stayed that night in Saratoga. The next morning we unloaded our stuff in the house we rented in Riverside and then headed up to unload and ride. We ventured out on the trails for a little ways and then made our way off into the trees for most of the afternoon.

Looks like Jaker got himself stuck ;)

Grant and Dad watching.

We stopped in a meadow for lunch. And Suzette got herself stuck ;)

That's Mom.

Grant tipped over ;)

Suzette having a sandwich.

After winding through the trees for awhile we ventured up to see if we could get to the top of Bridger Peak. There were lots of pretty views on the way!

Mom and Jake.

Grant and I at the top! Pretty cool views. The pics don't do it justice. You could see mountain ranges all around. See the white in the way background along the horizon?

Grant checking out the view. Apparently some of what we were seeing is Colorado.

More mountains!

It was a good first day out and about in a new area!
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