Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunny Winter Wonderland...

It has been a million years since I have added to the blog so I thought today would be better than any to get on it. The weather is not too great today , and I am avoiding the fact that I have to clean the apartment we just moved out of. There is always later:) Well, where to begin? Life has been pretty crazy these days, looking for new cars, moving, the lame economy. BUT with that be said we have been trying to get our mind out of "Debbie downer mode," with a little fun in the sun, and well, snow. Ha ha, yes, snow. A few weekends ago a few friends and Kyle and I went snowmobiling in the mountains. It was a darn good time, its amazing after only an hour of driving we can reach beautiful snow.

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.

On top of the mountain, the pictures are in reverse order

The pack of snowmobiles, you can see how warm it is because people have taken their jackets off

Some tracks leading down the mountain

Aww look at that cute couple enjoying their mountain top adventure

Flying solo in this pic, I wish you could see the background a bit better. The valley was beautiful


Nicole looking at the adventure ahead

Erica is showing off her hot snow gear, its the latest fashion

Team Beert/Ganzer

Peace, love and snow

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