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kootenaycat
04-01-2007, 08:37 PM
Or should it be just "spudspudspudspudspud Sledding"! :D Hadn't been out on the sled in about a month, and the weather was semi-cooperating today so hit the hills. Went up Archibald creek near Salmo and got to the top of Beaver mountain and played on the "southern crossing" gas line that was put in a few years ago. Snow was set up solid, so no problems climbing anything you wanted, only holding you back was fear!

Typical spring riding, gotta put up with a bit of dirt riding and small creek crossings.
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Snow was frozen solid in the morning, had to keep stopping to put snow on the sliders and let the machines cool down.

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We hit the gas line and had to see how the climbing was. Straight to the top!
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Lunch stop.
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Then we got to do some of my favourite riding, through the trees making your own trail! :D Always a cool thing to do especially in the spring when traction is perfect. We got up to a couple of ridges bustin through the trees.

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Playing around after climbing to the ridge.

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Towards the end of the day we followed the gas line the opposite direction and got on another ridge and followed that for a couple of miles in and out of the trees.

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Top of Beaver mountain, huge ass cornice waiting to fall. :eek:

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JD93TOY
04-01-2007, 08:45 PM
Holy beautiful shots batman!! Very nice indeed..:rockhorns:

MikeWild
04-01-2007, 08:49 PM
wow. looks like an awesome day! Thanks for sharing.

Taxidermy
04-01-2007, 08:52 PM
Cool to see so much snow! We are waiting for our rivers to fill and flow fast. Waiting for the snow to melt of the mountains. [cheers]

showoff
04-01-2007, 10:46 PM
nice shots ,kind a miss sledding

get stuck
04-02-2007, 08:07 AM
man thats awsome

Murd0c
04-02-2007, 08:14 AM
another awesome set of pics

82F150
04-02-2007, 08:32 AM
nice shots man... that last shot it pretty cool...kinda freaks me out tho...find that in the fog

UU
04-02-2007, 08:46 AM
Nice, looks like a killer day.
I need to get a sled :o

TWOZEROFOUR
04-02-2007, 10:33 AM
thats sick!!! how much longer are you able to sled out there. Im making a trip end of april any thing still rideable if you 4x4 in?

MUD CHILD
04-02-2007, 10:37 AM
Great pics[36] Gotta love sleding in t-shirts

Honky
04-02-2007, 10:50 AM
Incredible pics and story as usual…..Keep them coming!!!! [cheers]

nykoma
04-02-2007, 11:06 AM
wow , i'm jealous bro . just getting the winter dust off my atv and the snow blade dropped for the easter weekend.[cheers]

kootenaycat
04-02-2007, 12:48 PM
thats sick!!! how much longer are you able to sled out there. Im making a trip end of april any thing still rideable if you 4x4 in?

Last year we rode May long weekend, and guys were still getting out well into June! Usually have to drive about 10-15km off the highway to access snow. With this years record snow, we should be sledding in July if you're a hardcore rider. Just can't be afraid of a little (or sometimes a lot!) of dirt riding. Put the old skags on and go!

TWOZEROFOUR
04-02-2007, 01:42 PM
right on, i will have to enlist you as a tour guide when we come out

sparky
04-02-2007, 04:24 PM
awesome pics as usaual kevin thanks for sharing......[36]

Stoleit
04-02-2007, 04:46 PM
Awesome pictures some made me dizzy.. *Cant handle heights*:offtopic:

kootenaycat
04-02-2007, 07:56 PM
right on, i will have to enlist you as a tour guide when we come out

Drop me an email a week or so before you are coming down. Ladybird is the best place to ride in spring. What's your ride?

TWOZEROFOUR
04-03-2007, 09:49 AM
it'a a long tracked snowcross chassis polaris, it's in the sleds section

kootenaycat
04-03-2007, 09:10 PM
You would have had a blast jumping all the drainage ditches on the gas line. The young kid on the yellow 700 Summit was clearing as much air as he wanted to. Only thing holding him back was the landing, rock hard snow!

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
04-03-2007, 09:51 PM
looks like u had another great day on the snow[36] [36] [36]

4x4fun
04-04-2007, 12:03 AM
nice photos there. do i spot a 670! yesss! man i hate that kind of snow sometimes, sidehilling in it can be a pain.

jhunter
04-04-2007, 07:59 AM
thats the best time of year to go sleddin, when its not cold
great pics man

kootenaycat
04-09-2007, 08:16 PM
A few more pics from that weekend, just got them from one of the guys.

Me on the gas line
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One of the many huge ass tree wells, this one about 12' deep!
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Riding the ridge.
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Group shot on top Kelly (Beaver) mountain
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Corbin doing what he does best, performing!
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And my favourite, Corbin walking the 700 on its tail! [36]

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