Saturday, February 20, 2016

More Snowmobiling The Continental Divide Trails

We stayed a few days in Dubois, waiting for the cold and very high winds to subside, and then drove back up Togwotee Pass to the Four Mile parking lot, west of the pass, and near the Togwotee Mountain Lodge, for another day or two or three's sledding in one of our favorite places.
At a motel in Dubois; Wyoming tourism always calls for very
large animals; interestingly, on an earlier ride we got stuck and
were rescued by an honest-to-God mountain man, on an sled,
a trapper of martens, with a pelt or two on his sled--we were way
out on the trails; I wanted to ask him if he'd read The Big Sky or
seen The Revenant but figured he was more of the Dancing with
Wolves type; but we were very grateful for his help, coming
just before we set up the winch...

















From our campsite at the Four Mile parking lot below Togwotee
Pass; snow high up on the trees






















Thus, our home for a few days















Another morning...virgin groomed trail...Vicki says to refer to
this as EVOO, first cold press...

















The Divide Overlook, the Tetons much closer than the lens
suggest

















Another view










Absarokas; four great mountain ranges here coincide
















The Tetons from the highway by the Four Mile parking lot
















Another day, the Tetons from the CD trail
















Pano from the CD
















Us, there
















Closer up...but not as close as the eye
















After a night of snow and high wind...
















Not all fun and games...after much blowing and drifting, CD
became a solitary track, and then CDA worse, especially
across a mile or so of high meadows
















Bogged down in a drift, but Vicki digs us out...
















The grand massif of the Tetons
















Mt Moran, named for James Moran, greatest of landscape
painters of the American West
















We spent a departing night at the snowmobile lot in Alpine, WY,
and enjoyed their winter festival fireworks show, actually quite
good...but it was time for us to move on and back...to Montana


















Not your daddy's Walmart...near Rexburg, ID, a brand new
Super Center, at 185,000 square feet approximately twice the
size of a normal Walmart, with gas station, drive-through,
pharmacy pick-up, pick-up for online orders, organic everything,
and hiring and compensation policies that are changing  much
for the better

1 comment:

Tawana said...

EVOO...Ha, ha, ha!