Saturday 1 of 10 and fun fun come on..

Saturday 1 of 10 and fun fun come on..

Post by X666 » Mon, 13 Mar 2006 22:29:14


  As large a group as I've ever snowmobiled with and a 3am wake up had me
thinking this day might suck.  On top of that we headed on up the 201 frost
heave destined for Jackman which is an area I've been avoiding like the
plague.  Jackman is nice but way too popular and I'd rather get my eye poked
out than go to Pittston Farms again on a weekend.  

  Luckily we ventured West of 201 towards the American Canadian border which
was an area I'd never been to.  When we got there it was windy as all hell,
snowing, and covered in an honest 3 feet plus of snow.  My first big ride on
the border cut lasted maybe 100 feet towards the base of an unclimbable hill
where my attempt at a turn around ended in a 15 minute dig out with help.
First stuck of the day and no picture proof.  Minimal venture riding the cut
on account of the crowds ridding skill diversity but enough to make me wan't
to make it a habit.

  Off the beaten path trails were excellent and we traveresed many untill we
ended up East of 201 at the base of Bald Mountain.  The gang didn't look
interested in hitting the hill but I was and see ya bye.  The trail wasn't
*** but it had been long enough that wind blown snow all but made it a
fresh kill.  Pure nervana steaming up the single track to the seriousley
drifted steep section where I aborted mission thinking no one else was coming.
As luck would have it they did follow and 3 long tracks, six attempts, broke
the drifts down enough so that the feller I work for could bonzi to the top.
He might be slow on the trail but the ***er jammed the highly technical
section of the hill with a vengance I've rarely whitnessed and it was one of
the coolest things I've ever seen while sleding.  I patiently waited to take
my turn then did it without my jacket, helmet, and camera.  Fun!  Top of this
hill is sort of a blunt knife edge you traverse from one end to the other
where there's a tower thingy and stuff.  It was so ungodly windy it took my
breath away, for real, and my biggest mistake of the day was not having the
camera becouse it's a 360 degree view of heaven and extreems.

  From there we played on the hill sides ripping up many short steep climbs in
plenty of untracked snow.  Awesome then the fuel runneth low.  Home by 9:30
and beet.  Only a few pictures from this one and I've got more to say.  Untill
then cheerio.

 X6667

 
 
 

Saturday 1 of 10 and fun fun come on..

Post by Gary » Tue, 14 Mar 2006 02:43:58

1 of 10?

C'mon ... start typing dude!

All I have is a half a fifth of Old Grand Dad to wash away
my deep depression. Planed on heading north TOO this
weekend, but stifled the trip due to 65 degree weather.

 
 
 

Saturday 1 of 10 and fun fun come on..

Post by X666 » Tue, 14 Mar 2006 19:50:54

Quote:
>1 of 10?

>C'mon ... start typing dude!

>All I have is a half a fifth of Old Grand Dad to wash away
>my deep depression. Planed on heading north TOO this
>weekend, but stifled the trip due to 65 degree weather.

  10 sleds and at least 3 of them weren't into that style of riding.  5 of us
live for it.  One was the senior man of three generations and he liked to
watch his grandson that weighed all of maybe 25 pounds beet around on the
Super Sport.  The kid was loving life and so was I.

  In the 60s on the home front yesterday and with more time I'd have gone for
a bike ride.  Instead I washed the car truck and sled then rode the woman.
Zero snow along the coast pretty much all winter.  Zero in my yard.  Snow and
iceless like I've never seen trailering to the cream.  Lots in the hills but
not like it should be.

  No grand images from Saturday but enough to share.  This ones from later in
the day at the point of make it or crash trying.  The range to the far right
should look familiar only backwards.

 http://members.aol.com:/x6667/3-11-06-748.jpg

 
 
 

Saturday 1 of 10 and fun fun come on..

Post by X666 » Wed, 15 Mar 2006 19:46:41

  Acording to my wood pile winters pretty near done but Jeff, last ride of the
season?  I'm figureing with this rain and warm weather that the hill snows are
going to settle into go anywhere off trail where the hell am I type of riding.
The only bare spots we hit Saturday were on a section of ITS and everything
else was good to wicked awesome killer yee haw damb son of a *** wow.

  Anyway, here's an image taken from the border cut at the top of what
appeared to be an unclimbable section from a distance.  Looking over the
Canada flat lands..

 http://SportToday.org/:/x6667/3-11-06-733.jpg

 
 
 

Saturday 1 of 10 and fun fun come on..

Post by Jeff » Wed, 15 Mar 2006 21:19:06

Nice photos....... nice deer stand too. =-)

  On the Boundry Road (off the Kelly Dam Rd) there's a hill with a firetower
on the top..... I climbed that many years ago..... real easy climb.... just
need to pick your way around trees and run the small ones over.
 Maybe you saw it while in that region???  I think I have it saved in my
gps.... (no digital camera back then)

Jeff B  In Maine


Quote:
>  Acording to my wood pile winters pretty near done but Jeff, last ride of
> the
> season?  I'm figureing with this rain and warm weather that the hill snows
> are
> going to settle into go anywhere off trail where the hell am I type of
> riding.
> The only bare spots we hit Saturday were on a section of ITS and
> everything
> else was good to wicked awesome killer yee haw damb son of a *** wow.

>  Anyway, here's an image taken from the border cut at the top of what
> appeared to be an unclimbable section from a distance.  Looking over the
> Canada flat lands..

> http://SportToday.org/:/x6667/3-11-06-733.jpg

 
 
 

Saturday 1 of 10 and fun fun come on..

Post by X666 » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 19:53:49

Quote:
>Nice photos....... nice deer stand too. =-)

>  On the Boundry Road (off the Kelly Dam Rd) there's a hill with a firetower
>on the top..... I climbed that many years ago..... real easy climb.... just
>need to pick your way around trees and run the small ones over.
> Maybe you saw it while in that region???  I think I have it saved in my
>gps.... (no digital camera back then)

>Jeff B  In Maine

  I'll get back to you on most of that.  Untill then here's an image of some
place which could be far west Sandy Bay twp or it could be east Forsyth twp.
Canada to the right and a big giant hole at the bottom of the cut where I kind
of sort of lost all forward momentum..

 http://members.aol.com:/x6667/3-11-06-745.jpg

 
 
 

Saturday 1 of 10 and fun fun come on..

Post by X666 » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 19:48:08

  Jeff a couple years ago or more you mentioned that fire tower and I've yet
to find it.  Usually run the Bald Mtn notch bare left via Jones pond then on
towards Penobscot lake or Canada Falls lake.  Can't say I've ventured further
and the only sizable hill in the imidiate beyond would be Green Mtn a mile or
two sout of the Golden rd.  There's whats left of a fire tower on top of Bald
which looks like a giant foot came out of nowhere and squashed it.  It may be
a while untill I get back and it may be this weekend.  Work bud run the back
way to the Farm Saturday and said it was creamy smooth but the lake run off
was taboo thus trail only.  I still say it's not over and you should take your
boy on one of them hill excursions.  After seeing that little *** ride with
us last weekend I'm thinking get em out their while they're young and they'll
develop them trailless technical skills such as how to prevent getting really
really stuck before it happens lol.

  Some place with Canada on the left and when these two fellers tug on a sled
it moves..

 http://SportToday.org/:/x6667/3-11-06-738.jpg

 
 
 

Saturday 1 of 10 and fun fun come on..

Post by X666 » Sat, 18 Mar 2006 19:36:54

  Gary this ones for you and we'll call it an ample Maine snow sample.  It
also features our friend Harry who's a really nice guy and he could tell you a
story or two about being drafted for Vietnam.  Harry isn't the type to go the
furthest fastest and when he get's stuck he tends to really dig in.  But any
off trail shortcomings he may have are hardily made up of for with
preparedness, enthusiasm, and willingness to help anyone and everyone.  As
good a boy as Maine has to offer.

 http://members.aol.com:/x6667/3-11-06-754.jpg

 
 
 

Saturday 1 of 10 and fun fun come on..

Post by Gary » Sat, 18 Mar 2006 21:33:16

Very nice shot.


Quote:
>  Gary this ones for you and we'll call it an ample Maine snow sample.  It
> also features our friend Harry who's a really nice guy and he could tell
> you a
> story or two about being drafted for Vietnam.  Harry isn't the type to go
> the
> furthest fastest and when he get's stuck he tends to really dig in.  But
> any
> off trail shortcomings he may have are hardily made up of for with
> preparedness, enthusiasm, and willingness to help anyone and everyone.  As
> good a boy as Maine has to offer.

> http://members.aol.com:/x6667/3-11-06-754.jpg