Sled Trips

Album 1 Sled trips over the seasons........

Friends and Snow = FUN

Frank 'n Karl



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The previous season of '01.........Frank, Jeff and Karl around the Cusick area...



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On top.............Just the three of us, in Red, White and Blue.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff's other triple, screaming around up and over........



 

 

 

 

 

 





The season of 01-02' we got a big dump at Lookout Pass, so from the fish hatchery, we headed out on the trail with that much snow (accumulated over the season) on the sides.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powder holes for Frank.................................................... and Karl



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahhh! such nice deep stuff to cut it up !



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After all that we stopped for lunch lineup at the $10,000 restaurant on the Montana side.

Erik, Roy,................................................................ Bob, Brad, ??, Jeff and Frank.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next trip was the famous Priest Lake, Idaho area, up in the Northeast part of the Lake including areas of Mollies, Trapper Peak, Phoebie's Tip, and Cow Creek. All lined up to head out from the ridge, North. This was wild one.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On my day off Doug and I did a trip to Stensgar Mt. to do a little radio work, and fun.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erik, Roy and myself at Mt. Spokane (late '02 season).



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early season of '03 we did a new area, called Freezeout, near St. Maries, Idaho. Wendall and Erik's boy joined us for that day.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's the rest of the group who stopped at the end of the trail at the warming hut. Here's Don, Me, Wendall, Bob, his son, Laura, someone's son, and Roy.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking my Kitty for a walk in the park................................and over the hills !



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East of Priest Lake is Roman Nose. About half as big, which is still plenty for all. Conditions can vary from foggy-windy to absolutely beautiful freashies to play in.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That fresh pretty powder is erresitable to slice into.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very special day at Mt. Spokane 02-03 season. Big dump. Lots of carving to do. Later I went down in the trees to help Roy and we found out how deep the bottomless, heavy powder was. After working it for 3 1/2 hours (after dark) we got out.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A group ride on February 8, 2003 at Echo Bowl, Priest Lake, Idaho, was shown some informal Avalanche Awareness training; to pass on what I've learned to promote safe sledding. The group gathered around to see the snow pit survey demonstrated.

Here, I'm slicing away the snow layers to check stability of the layer bondage. That day the layers stuck together very well. Remember, it can change in a matter of days or even hours, sometimes to dangerous conditions, so you must know what to look out for.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we did a "hidden" transmitter session for transceiver "Beacon" practice. We found out the good and not so good models.

There was about 22 of us in all which was a little on the large size, however, made up of good people. We got along, had fun, in spite of the fog, learned something and all came home in one piece.

Just some wallpaper, to click on and save........for your summer blues.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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