Peter Estin 10th Mountain division hut shortly. 4 hours of snowshoeing, 2,000ft plus of elevation gained to reach a max elevation of 11,300ft, and temps hovering around 8 at the car made for a good test.
Sunday I rolled out the snowbike! Few bikes give you more smiles per mile. Tim actually rode with me to, and he was on his regular mountain bike. I wasn't really sure how this "ride" would turn out as I've not ridden the Pugsley at Bear Creek State Park. We rode around aimlessly for a while finding a lot of trails that had a little to much snow to roll consistently. Then we found a fun loop consisting of 50% or more of wooded singletrack. A few laps, and we had a small course that was getting good and packed down. A little exploring and we were able to make a figure 8 that was quite fun. My new winter shoes and Twin Six Metal jacket kept me quite warm. Details here. I will be heading back Monday for more laps, but this time it will be at night with lights. Sick! Will you be there?