Road wasn’t closed at Sugarloaf Trailhead and snow had been chewed up by jeeps, so we took the truck and trailer to the Marshall Meadow turnoff and unloaded there. At the turnoff there was a good 2-3 inches of cover on the roads and even with the ruts, we were ok.
From the dirt road where the ruts stopped to Portuguese Pass the road was great! At Portuguese Pass it looks like the forest service had trailers at the campground and so they’d brought a dozer from Greenhorn and messed up the trail. From the campground on towards Tobias it looked like a snowcat or something with tracks had gone through. The trail was pretty icy. We stayed on 51 towards Johnsondale and found some nice powder.
There was about 8-10 inches at the Yurt, everything looked fine. From the Yurt we broke a trail on 63 to 61, then took 65 to Tobias. A nice clear day, there was about 10-12+ inches at the peak. Our beginner was now pretty comfortable, so we took 62 back to the Yurt and then went and had some fun in the meadows.
From there we went back to the trailer. Something had come through and grated where the dozer tracks were, so it wasn’t as rough, but the trail was pretty icy and bare in some places. But overall it was a great day for a ride! 30 miles for my husband’s first time on a snowmobile 🙂 Looking forward to more great rides this year! We’ll be in Huntington after Christmas.