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    Default Is there such a thing as too much snow???

    .....if there is such a thing as too much snow, I think I found it this past weekend!!

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    Nice! That one tree in pic 2 looks familiar.

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    John, it was seriously insane in the Snowies this weekend.

    They were calling for 4 - 8 inches when we left. Ended up with almost 4 feet in some spots!! We were getting stuck going down hill!

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    That last pick was a new axys 155×3" with a highly skilled local at the helm. Even that machine was getting stuck on the slightest incline.

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    Friggen saweet!
    Lake Effect Snow, my three favorite words.

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    Those pics are phenomenal. Most folks can only dream of that. If they only knew how much work it was, they might change their mind!

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    Long time visitor, first time commenting. Love the site. John you are absolutely correct that those pics are what desktop wallpapers are made of. Also agree that I am a folk that dreams of that way too much, but I also dream that I might be in good enough shape to even last 10 minutes. I'm thinking I have to try it sometime, right?
    My wife & I are house shopping (bigger of course) and it reminds me of what we first think when looking at a "dream" house: how much is it going to hurt when I need to put a new roof on it and the wife is thinking how much work it's going to be to clean it (with my help of course - in case my wife is a closet John Dee forum reader).
    Keep the pics coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    Those pics are phenomenal. Most folks can only dream of that. If they only knew how much work it was, they might change their mind!

    -John
    You hit the nail on the head John. The pictures honestly don't even do it justice. Just to put it in some sort of perspective, we started our last day ( the deepest day) after eating breakfast at about 10:00 am. We rode all day long and got back to the cabin around 4:30 pm. We had clicked off just under 10 miles on our odometers. Approximately 5 of those 10 miles were the trail riding we did from the cabin to the breakfast place!!

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    "Insane snow" is the perfection description. Definitely looks like a good time and a pretty good lung workout.

    You were owed a trip like this.

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    I would love to go there and see the country and scenary, but personally I'd only do it if there were groomed trails. I don't get the appeal of driving your sled a few hundred feet, getting stuck, and having to dig out for 45 minutes. To each their own!

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    them are some cool pics and all but only riding 5 miles all day while spending the entire day digging out sleds don't sound like a fun time to me,,,,but that's just me.
    Cool pics anyways,,,,crazy amounts of snow.

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    Awesome pics! Those 5 miles of off-trail are truly the memories you will never forget! We had similar conditions back in '11 and I still have them rotating as my desktop background! Where did you guys stay?

    Here was our 2-3 person cabin at Mountain Meadows. Chris had to shovel a tunnel for all the guests!
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    Hoping TOG will be half this good for us next week!

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    HAHA< yes there is a thing of TOO much snow, but tends to only be a issue when it all comes at the same time

    but it never seems to last too long!
    a problem I bet many of us would love to have more often LOL

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    Wow!!! Thanks for the pics!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timner View Post
    Awesome pics! Those 5 miles of off-trail are truly the memories you will never forget! We had similar conditions back in '11 and I still have them rotating as my desktop background! Where did you guys stay?

    Here was our 2-3 person cabin at Mountain Meadows. Chris had to shovel a tunnel for all the guests!
    Hoping TOG will be half this good for us next week!
    We stayed on the west side this time at Ten Mile. Stayed at Chris's many many times. Never had to tunnel down to the cabins though, lol. I remember that year. I think they didn't get the highway open until June. They were also seeding clouds that year. I think it worked! Ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiroule View Post
    "Insane snow" is the perfection description. Definitely looks like a good time and a pretty good lung workout.

    You were owed a trip like this.
    Kelly, this wasn't a vacation, it was a working trip....... sort of. At least thats how I sold it to the wife anyway, lol! My boy got deployed to Kuwait, so I had to make a trip to Ft.Riley KS to pick up his car/personal stuff and bring it home.

    "Well Wyoming is practically right next door to Kansas. I might as well bring the sled with me, go riding for a few days and pick up the car on the way back. Don't you see? Its a win/win honey!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoluver1 View Post
    Kelly, this wasn't a vacation, it was a working trip....... sort of. At least thats how I sold it to the wife anyway, lol! My boy got deployed to Kuwait, so I had to make a trip to Ft.Riley KS to pick up his car/personal stuff and bring it home.

    "Well Wyoming is practically right next door to Kansas. I might as well bring the sled with me, go riding for a few days and pick up the car on the way back. Don't you see? Its a win/win honey!"

    Great logic! Of course when you start in IL, Kansas is close to WY Great pics, but I'd be in the "you're ego's writing checks your body can't cash" category if I tried to do that!

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    Just got back last week from Ten Mile, the conditions were almost identical! The 174 was getting stuck! Woke up Monday morning with 12-18" of fresh on the sleds with 3' up top, unbelieveable riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frosty View Post
    Just got back last week from Ten Mile, the conditions were almost identical! The 174 was getting stuck! Woke up Monday morning with 12-18" of fresh on the sleds with 3' up top, unbelieveable riding.
    Well, where's the pics Frosty?? If anyone got some good ones, It had to be you!!

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    Dude.....I was so weighted down with the avy bag, I relied alot on the camera phone and my little nikon pocket camera. I'll post some tonight of the the guys and myself. The guys I went with said this was the best it ever was for 5 days of riding, and it was incredible!

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    Very cool.

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    Finally sat down with the computer to upload some pics



    Didn't pull up fast enough and got sucked in by all the powder!!



    One of the guys showing off some carving skills, doesn't matter he's cheating and ripping thru on a 163! Haha




    Pretty much sums up how the day was going!!!




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    Some more pics from the Snowies



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    Me trying to carve it up!!!
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    No trip is complete without a tree!





    Me getting stuck trying to high mark



    He wasn't stuck, just exploring other options other than the trail
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    Hey what happened to the photo's???

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    Can't see the pics frosty.

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    They were there yesterday! What the heck! I'll see if I can see what happened.

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    I don't know what happened, but I am just reloading all of them



    Here what all of our sleds looked like at some point in the day

    Some landscape pics







    ​Yes……that is a house down there

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    any fresh updates on the snowies ? the pics are great, what areas have the most snow, we are leaving for Albany lodge on Thursday the 18th thanks.

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    Last I heard the snow has set up quite a bit. Lots of wind and warm temps. I have consistently found the best snow on the west and north ends of the range. A general rule of thumb is head towards the quealy warming hut( marked on the map) then ride to the west and north from there to find the deepest snow on the range. If everything is set up and wind blown, the next rule of thumb is get in the trees. If you are unfamiliar with the area and/or a novice mountain rider, I would suggest staying away from the french creek area. (Also marked on the map)There is some very technical terrain down there that can get a guy in trouble real quick.

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    If you just want to play around in some meadows and do some mix type riding, there is plenty of that to do around albany. No need to ride all the way to Quealy. If you want to challenge yourself in the deepest snows, you need to get to the west side.

    Also I would caution you to pay close attention to your fuel level. Gas is only available at Albany, Wycola and in Ryan's Park. If you trail ride to Quealy hut, then play around, you could easily run out trying to get back to Albany.
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    I don't think this frosty feller owns a camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodtic View Post
    I don't think this frosty feller owns a camera.
    Lol! Maybe he's just busy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodtic View Post
    I don't think this frosty feller owns a camera.
    I thought he just liked taking pictures of cat

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    Just throwing some more pics up, with my non camera





    A group picture of front of Ten Mile Lodge



    Another one of me in all of my sexiness!!!!





    Man!!! I look like Chris Burandt!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frosty View Post
    Just throwing some more pics up, with my non camera




    Man!!! I look like Chris Burandt!!!!
    My thoughts exactly.

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    Make sure you have the camera next week.

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    Hey just noticed we can see your old pics now. Got some great shots in there! Looks like you had pretty similar conditions. I guess you timed it a little better than me. I didn't get any of that bright blue and shiny stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    Those pics are phenomenal. Most folks can only dream of that. If they only knew how much work it was, they might change their mind!

    -John
    guaranteed..im exhausted just scolling down thru it

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