My friend Erica planned a guided snowmobile tour up in the mountains. After we passed into Truckee, CA we knew it was going to be a beautiful sunny snow filled day. When we got to the snowmobile pickup station we met up with our guide, Shugg (ha ha, nice name). He went through the checklist of all the knobs and do dads on the snowmobile, and we were off. Kyle and I decided to double up on the snowmobile which made for any interesting time for my butt. Riding on the back of a snowmobile is not as fun as you would think because you are posted up higher on the snowmobile so every bump in the road you fly about a foot off the snowmobile. Lets just say that I learned to hang on real quick. I had never really road on a snowmobile so it was a fun learning experience.
As soon as we set off onto the trail we were ready for action, we didn't really know what to expect because at first he kind of just had us run around in circles so we didn't know how intense the trip was going to be. As soon as we started getting comfortable on the machine he took us on a more scenic route towards higher elevation. I started getting more excited about the trip as we started hitting the mountain. I think that our guide got a little more comfortable with us so he thought we were getting the hang of things so I think he kind of kicked it up a notch, that or he forgot that a group of people were following him, ha ha. he started weaving through trees, and flying up snow embankments and crazy stuff. I was hanging on for dear life, praying we wouldn't flip off the back when we jumped over the mountain bumps. After I started getting more comfortable the snowmobile ahead of us started going up a steep incline just trying to keep up with the guide, all of a sudden they both flipped off the snowmobile which meant we had to react quickly and divert away from the crash. We were trying to avoid them but we had no where to go besides down the steep mountain, thank goodness for our front ski caught some heavy snow to slow us down otherwise we would have been down the side of the mountain, yee yaw!
After we reached the peek of the mountain it was all worth the drama. The view was breath taking I had never seen anything like it, the pictures don't do justice to the sight that we saw.