Published on February 13th, 2013 | by The Powerhouse
Boulder Mountain 2013-02-09
We met at the shop for today’s ride, some sleds to load up and Clint’s to do some fine tuning to the engine alignment before we rode. Largely our usual group with addition of Shane & Megan Render and Ryan Hanson, of course, Rozzy, Clint, Riley, Laird and myself. Sun was poking through and looking promising, however, it largely eluded us again today.
We staged at Boulder parking lot, riding Boulder, some good joking and fun at the parking lot, …great to have Shane joining us for his first trip out this season. The trails were groomed nicely and the sun was still with us.
After dropping the spare fuel cans at the Super Bowl we went back into the Lakes for some powder tree riding. The snow on the main corridor was packed with limited fresh to be seen due to the large amount of sledders over the past few days. We dropped off the radar and slipped back into the deep fresh pow, away from the main course, weaving through the trees, boondocking and smashing pow as we went. The “honeyhole” was awesome!!
We followed the ridge back and enjoyed hours of fresh and deep, eventually dropping into the “Hellhole” for some “fishing and baiting”, luring the unsuspecting into some steep and deep tree fun, …ha,ha!! Good action for sure, …Rozzy went off on a tour up and through the trees on a wicked pull, …unfortunately he had to traverse the same route on his return, which took much longer than the pull up, …lol.
We starting working our way out around 4 pm, the sleds were running low on fuel but some of still had enough energy to take the tree’d route back to the cabin, down through the lower Private Meadows, down to the Telus tower, dropping down and eventually hooking up with Shady Lane enroute to the cabin.
Headlights on for the trip down as it was getting dark, ..took the shortcut luge run down through the trees to avoid some of the trail moguls. We met the Groomer enroute to the parking lot, …another great day!!
Cheers! Cpt. Ron