Some of it was more like getting unstuck practice! Enjoying some of the latest snow in the high country.
Checking out and launching the machines
Bringing along the right safety gear
There were a number of other riders already out enjoying the snow
Ok, so this is what you do when stuck
Pack the snow down next to the machine
Pack out a trail in front of the machine
Lift the machine up from where it is dug in and set the track on the area next to the machine that you just packed down. Fill in the hole the track dug
Pack the snow that the front of the machine was high centered on by kicking it down under the track
Easy on the throttle ... then open it up as you move to gain momentum exiting the area where you were stuck!
Tour snow cat at Minaret Vista. Finally we got some good snow here .. yes .. enough to get stuck in .. LOL
Pack it down to free the machine then ride it out
Side hill practice .. yes .. the machines work better with the rubber track horizontal to the snow pack