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eric
12-13-2007, 11:10 AM
Well, we decided at about 2:30 am Saturday morning that we would head up north to pick up a 4-place snowmobile trailer, and as long as we had to go to Minocqua, Wi we might as well continue on to the UP to ride!

So, by the time we pulled out of the driveway it was about 4am Saturday morning! Little did I know I would soon be awake for over 40 hours on this little adventure.

We arrived in Minocqua about 9am and went to pickup the trailer. After taking care of a few other odds and ends, and loading all the sleds into the new trailer we were on our way to ParkView in Twin Lakes.

Just North of Eagle River, Wi the snow started to fall heavier and heavier turning our 1.5hr drive into almost 3! We were pumped though, and I still hadn't slept since Thursday Night....

We headed straight for the power lines to get in a bit of riding in some powder before the sunset on Saturday. The snow was awesome! Couldn't believe how much was on the ground for December 1. Even with having been up for over 36 hours, I wasn't going to pass on a quick trail ride to South Range that evening. We broke trail or were one of the first down almost every trail!

Overall, it was a great weekend other than a slight mishap on Sunday AM w/ the XC 800 I had bought for this trip. Seems she found a creek/swamp that wasn't quite frozen!!!!

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eric
12-13-2007, 11:16 AM
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michael
12-13-2007, 08:29 PM
sweet pics!!

yooper
12-14-2007, 11:10 AM
Nice pics that swamp looked a little soft hope the sleds o/k.

eric
12-14-2007, 03:47 PM
Stayed tuned for pics from this past weekend......the swamp got another sled! Even worse this time!

mr.pickers
12-14-2007, 04:30 PM
We'll be back there again soon, to finally go through that swamp successfully.... Or we could just be smart and avoid it .... nah X will have the last laugh

skylar
12-15-2007, 12:04 AM
Nice pics Eric. Rule number one with early season riding, avoid any area that looks like a swamp, marsh, or low spot that could collect water. LOL.

eric
12-15-2007, 11:51 AM
Skylar, the sad part is we knew it was there and what it was. Just didn't anticipate a problem navigating through it http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/sad.gif

serena
12-17-2007, 06:06 PM
Great pics!