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kootenaycat
01-15-2008, 08:40 PM
Haven't been out sledding enough, so not too many great shots. Crappy weather hasn't helped either. Only had a couple of bluebird days, we need some more sun! These shots are from the Bombi summit, snows finally getting good, about 6-7' in the back blocks, and a decent base now.



These are from Sunday Jan 6

Sitting at a viewpoint overlooking the Columbia and Kootenay river valleys
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That's the Columbia River down there
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Lots of sleds out this day including a couple of new XP's with 154 tracks. The guys riding them made them look so light and nimble.
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Snow wasn't quite set up yet. Even the 800 Rev was getting stuck.
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Against my better judgement, they hit this small cutblock. It didn't look really steep, but the way the snowpack is, anything can slide. Fortunately it didn't. This was the same day the 2 sledders got killed outside Grandforks and Christian Valley. :(
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Sat Jan 12 back to the Bombi. Beaver Valley Sled club groomed the day before and the trail was awesome, no bumps. Had the 800 up to almost 100km/h today, what a rush on snow! :D

Stopped to check out the Camper, still holding up great. Almost time for an overnighter & [31] .
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Climbed to the ridge above the cabin, had no problem on the 800, but Corbin picked the wrong line, almost clipped a tree then dug it down. :D
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Same viewpoint as weekend before, but too cloudy to see a whole lot.
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Another new XP, need to win the lotto so I can ride a new sled too!
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Corbin getting some air on his Dad's 800 Rev
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An old school sled, but this XLT still made it everywhere we did.
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The snow was set up a whole lot better then last weekend, but Corb still managed to get stuck. :D
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Grady lake. There were a couple of guys ice fishing, but they had no luck, not even a bite.
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This hillclimb doesn't look like much, but a guy from Revy got buried here sometime around Christmas. He was lucky and got dug out right away. Can't trust that rain crust on any of the hills. Kept us off the hills again today.
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Playing on the powerline right of way on the back down.
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Taxidermy
01-15-2008, 08:56 PM
awsome pics

TWOZEROFOUR
01-15-2008, 09:11 PM
nice shots,, i gotta come ride with you guys!!!..... also love the early 70's skidoo in that one shot

kootenaycat
01-15-2008, 10:39 PM
nice shots,, i gotta come ride with you guys!!!..... also love the early 70's skidoo in that one shot

Was a '69 Nordic twin, not sure if it was stock motor. Ran not too bad 'til it flooded. :D Felt sorry for the guy riding it though, suspension in those sleds is non-existant. [16]

TWOZEROFOUR
01-15-2008, 10:59 PM
yea i had a 71 one banger! back fires in your chest

Zibi
01-22-2008, 09:39 PM
You wouldn't happen to know the Gadicke's would you?

strokenit
01-23-2008, 07:59 AM
Must be nice. Always wanted to explore the Kootneys. One day.

lincoln locked
01-23-2008, 08:18 AM
really nice up there you should plan a kootney get together [cheers]

500grhollowpoint
01-23-2008, 10:46 AM
wow nice pics

dirka dave
01-23-2008, 01:02 PM
That is awsome up there, great pictures.:D

redneck princess
01-23-2008, 01:43 PM
it looks awsome up there!! Great Pic's

northernman
01-23-2008, 02:07 PM
[36] Way to Cool boys thanks for the share fawken awsome country....:D [36]

kootenaycat
01-23-2008, 08:32 PM
You wouldn't happen to know the Gadicke's would you?

Doesn't sound familiar, are they in Castlegar, Trail, ......? It is a small town, but not quite that small! :D

Zibi
01-23-2008, 09:54 PM
Creston, involved in the sled club here. They're relatives that I'm living with right now, didn't realise where exactly you were from but saw the name and thought it was worth a shot :)

RIFF RAFF
01-23-2008, 10:06 PM
great pics.[36]


thanx for the write up. i actually learned a couple things.[cheers]


and is that your camper or a community camper? hope its not a dumb question just curious.

yummysweet350
01-23-2008, 11:31 PM
cool pictures!!

redneckriders
01-24-2008, 09:05 AM
nice pics[36]

Apathy
01-24-2008, 09:40 AM
beautiful pics mang

Shera
01-24-2008, 12:42 PM
Awesome pictures, we were up in the kootenays in the summer ,its nice to see what it looks like in winter,

Big Mitch
01-27-2008, 10:26 AM
sweet pics