Breaking Trail

If there’s a will (and a bunch of horsepower), there’s a way

August 2017 Feature Steve Janes

 

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.

 https://youtu.be/5ot8iKgTrrs

 

Following a Polaris Ace up Skyline.

https://youtu.be/sMsPf3gaIkw

 

A longer ride over Commissary.

https://youtu.be/5_Y_5gm2hjA

 

Ace up Lava Creek.

https://youtu.be/5_Y_5gm2hjA

 

Alternate route 2.

https://youtu.be/NzO3JGSI3Ws

 

Alternate route.

https://youtu.be/y6pWxbUJ_s0

 

Getting stuck.

https://youtu.be/3XpB13Fej30

 

Gas it and go.

https://youtu.be/fx8XDvmkN7c

 

Slow Mo through the snow.

https://youtu.be/KDrBfMXgXgQ

 

Slow Mo 2 through the snow.

https://youtu.be/KDrBfMXgXgQ

 

Winching your way through the snow.

 https://youtu.be/4EfGGuwHDQk

 

 

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