This year spring hung on a little longer than in past years. May was almost over and we still had a good deal of snow hanging around above 7,000 elevation. That meant there were still a few trails that were for all intents and purposes closed by Mother Nature.
But who dictates whether a trail is impassible? (Prevailing wisdom would say common sense … but when it comes to motorized recreation, sometimes prevailing wisdom loses out to one’s sense of adventure.)
We have pieced together a photo journal about efforts to make a complete loop over a popular mountain road. The photos and video show a unique challenge that tests man’s ingenuity and machines ability to conquer the elements.
Here are the links to the videos.
Polaris Ace getting into snow.
Following a Polaris Ace up Skyline.
A longer ride over Commissary.
Ace up Lava Creek.
Alternate route 2.
Gas it and go.
Slow Mo through the snow.
Slow Mo 2 through the snow.
Winching your way through the snow.