Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paiute Trail in the Snow!

 Come the end of September, most folks park their ATV in the garage under the boxes of christmas lights and ornaments, and curl up on the couch and watch past episodes of 24, the NFL, or (hopefully!) sit with their computer on their laps and read about ATVs!

Well let me tell you, just because the temperature drops and there's some snow on the ground doesn't mean you have to stop riding!

While much of the higher elevation trails are now covered with snow that's deep enough to keep you from comfortably exploring them, and others with many downed trees blocking the trail, there are still many, many miles of trails that are waiting to be enjoyed.

While I'm not a big fan of riding in the mud, there is unfortunately some to be found on the trails between the elevations of damp dirt and snow. But not all that much, and if you are one of those folks that know about the advantages of keeping your tires within the confines of the fenders of your machine it's not all that much of a problem ;-)

So right now there are still way more miles of trails than you have the time to ride, open and ready to be discovered. And I say 'discovered' because with a little bit of snow, every trail takes on a whole new character. There is nothing better than putting the first set of tracks on a trail. And every trail looks like a new one when there's snow on them. Plus, they take on a whole new feel - they are both smoother and more challenging.

Oh, and travel with a friend, because chances are you won't see another rider all day!

It's awesome! Maybe I'll see you out there.......