Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Riding to the Snow Up Heather Main

Chippewa Bay barge ramp.
Down at the cabin we haven't had much snow this year. But up in the high country, we are getting a good pack. Our good friend John tried to cross Heather Main from the Theodosia side in late February and couldn't make it through. He asked if we would try from the Powell Lake side and we were happy to do so.

We've been talking about riding to the snow, and now was our time.

Our quads are always loaded on the barge and ready to go. We motored across to Chippewa Bay and offloaded at the Western Forest Products barge ramp.

From this starting point we rode up the logging road towards Heather Main.

The beginning follows Powell Lake heading north then switches back south and up to a ridge. This is where we first encountered light snow.


It got deeper and harder to navigate before we reached the junction with Heather Main.

Now we had a report for John about the snow level.

And the ride did have a side benefit, an impromptu snowcone with some pop we brought with our lunch. -- Margy

17 comments:

  1. What a lovely forest and what a wonderful snow you still have, I love it !

    May the remainder of your week be blessed with joy, sending love across the many miles

    Dany

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    1. I just wish we had a little more at the cabin. - Margy

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  2. It must be fun to drive the quad the snow there, Margery, and I'd like to taste a fresh snow cone like the one you made.
    The high country here in Colorado had over a foot of snow today. It was well needed as the mountain snowpack was below normal because of a mild winter.

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    1. We haven't had much snow, but a lot better than last year. It was so warm in the summer we even lost glacial pack. - Margy

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  3. It looks like lots of fun riding on the ATV through the roads, trails and snow.

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    1. It's something I learned to do after I retired. It's a great way to see lots of country in one ride. - Margy

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  4. Great to get to ride to the snow and check back with John about it.

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    1. We keep getting a little more during storms, and it melts during the hot days in between. My guess Heather Main will be open early this year. - Margy

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  5. Hello, I enjoyed the ride, the scenery is pretty. Hopefully the snow melts soon and the trail will be open. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. The snow melting is a double edged sword. It opens up the high country for travel, but we need it for summer melt to keep our rivers and lakes full. - Margy

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  6. You have a lot of snow,
    but soon spring will come.
    Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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    1. Actually, it's very limited compared to previous years. Even still, I am looking forward to spring. - Margy

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  7. You do go on wonderful adventures. Never thought of snow with your beverage.

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    1. Makes a good slushy Margarita too. - Margy

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  8. Looks like a fun place ~ great wintry photos ~

    Hope you are having fun with your journal ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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