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Old 12-31-2012, 07:09 PM
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Listen Sh!tbag, we let you hang out here as long as you don't start posting your BS "Oneski" insults outside of the snowhawk section, we don't bother you, DON'T be a dick here.
Whoa...whoa there...the sentiment is well said. but let's not go there. Turns out we got as far as we did because we had a Spomey...And we got our sleds out the next day, beating a snow storm, because we had a Farka and a Whitmer. Some of the best class acts as anyone can name....but your point is well taken. Snowhawkaddicts quaint little movie is cute...but is hardly comparable the condtions we saw that day. Could be a single ski might have been easier that day...But, I assure you it would have spent a significant time upside down between logs that day. I have ridden my CR500 in more snow than we had in that canyon...but I sure wouldn't want to that again...on any ride.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:38 PM
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So if anyone wants to see the canyon they all went down watch the following videos. Now when you watch these imagine a foot less snow than what we had. We followed their tracks down this canyon. I can't even imagine doing this first hand. At least we were following a track. It took us 3 hrs to go 3 miles and we had a path to follow.

So we went up Nobletts on the 31st and found some fun areas to ride. (first video) but we kinda got in an area that we couldn't find our way through the trees to the next meadow so we decided to follow the 2 snow covered tracks down the canyon. So we got to a couple sketchy areas so I decided to hike down the canyon a ways to see if we can get out the bottom. When I got back to the sleds we decied to try to go back up and see if we can get out that way. (Second video) When that didn't work because we just could not go back up the canyon we decided to just bite the bullet and follow the tracks and see if we can make it down the canyon. I heard last week about 2 guys that had to hike out near the nobletts and I am pretty sure this is the route they were on. I kept expecting to find 2 sleds near the bottom right before a big cliff and we would have to walk out from there. I knew where I was the entire time because of the Ski Tracks APP I use so I knew the absolute worst case would be to hike down the canyon to the truck and get the sleds another day. So we headed down the canyon and had to cross the creek 3 times to get out. (Third and forth videos) Along with trees stumps and rocks that we had to go over to get out. Only videoed about half of the trip down so I missed a few of the real sketchy parts and big rocks we had to go over.

I did almost lose my sled head first into the ravine which would have been 10 feet straight down into the river bed right into a section that had about 4 trees laying over top of each other in the bottom (not on video).

So picture this. We are on basically a kinda of wide spot on the hill that might be a hiking trail just wide enough for the sleds to fit on. The ravine to the left goes down about 10 feet which is like a 60 degree slope down into the bottom. I was at the front of the sled pulling the skis around a tree and then the handlebars got stuck on the tree so my buddy lifted the rear end just a little and i hit the throttle (still standing in the front of the sled mind you) and the sled took off. I tried grabing the brake as the sled ran my leg over but i did not get it. So as i am on the ground watching my sled go past me I tried grabbing the rear bumper but failed to get a grip on it as well. I was now laying on my back with my head dowhill looking up in the sky just hoping my sled would stop somehow. So I roll over onto my stomache just in time to see the snow fall off an 6 foot tall tree my sled just hit and luckily the sled stopped on the tree. That was a close call that could have renderd my sled useless for the rest of the trip out.

Lesson in all this is do not follow tracks that you dont know where they go. I am all for exploring and such but sometimes the tracks dont lead you to a simple way out.
Oh yeah anybody have a used REV front bumper and a blue hood for sale ?

First Video Fun in the trees searching for a way out besides going down the canyon. You can see the snow covered tracks that we followed trying to find a way out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFfHIl8ePc4

[YOUTUBE]OFfHIl8ePc4[/YOUTUBE]

Second video trying to go back up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgIGRG9KG9Y

[YOUTUBE]jgIGRG9KG9Y[/YOUTUBE]

Third video heading down the canyon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEb3RbPzCI4

[YOUTUBE]JEb3RbPzCI4[/YOUTUBE]

Forth Video get out the bottom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7xBUrdS3b0

[YOUTUBE]-7xBUrdS3b0[/YOUTUBE]
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Well, that register about a -10 on the funOmeter.
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I am the young one that was with spomey that day and lets just say without that beast of a man my sled never would have made it out. Spomey is the best rider I know and when he was blazing the path that day I couldn't believe some of the riding he did. And I hope I'm in half as good of shape as the 72 year old man when I'm that age, its amazing that he is still doing that ♥♥♥♥. But to sum it up it was not a very fun day to say the least...
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Bwhahahaha...Yamadoo...I bestow upon you the rock, fallen tree and creek bottom riding badge. You guys did better than us. Some of those obstacles took us 1/2 hour to get through. One place we were stacking logs to get over other logs. you can ride with us any time...but this time...you lead...
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Well I did have 8-12" more snow there to deal with getting over stuff. I think I followed all your tracks in the quakies trying to find a way out before we dropped into gully too. There were a couple of narly side hills too that you made that were amazing. By the time we came through it was a nice flat path for us. Seems as though you had a bit more of an adventure than we did.

Thanks , That would be fun to ride together and I can assure you we won't be taking that route down again. Not to say that we might not get stuck on some other ravine.
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Damn...


And Damn again for the second group...


Thank God for painful lessons.... they make GREAT stories. Glad you're all ok.
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Spomey was doing some inspiring work. High elevation was in the rear at times...being the last one through some of those side hills was probably down right terrifying. People won't get it. The video really doesn't do it justice. You can tell how bad it was when grown men hug in the parking lot. That doesn't happen very often. We did.
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HA HA HA ya I dont hug very often but when you come out of a situation like that emotions run wild. Dont know if you noticed my buddy hugging the trailer when we got back too. LOL. I got the chills as we finaly pulled back into the parking lot. Well now that I know we can make it down maybe I will go back and video the entire thing for people to see just what kind of crap we both had to deal with. LOL. I am sure you dealt with more than we did though.
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I know that we cut down a fair share of tree's with my saw. (I stopped counting after 10 ran out of fingers). But for as bad as it was it could have been much worse so I'm thankful I got out with my sled in one piece. luckily for you the hood and bumper aren't to expensive for a rev.

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