Archive for March, 2013

Good to go around Hodges

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

An awesome day had by all yesterday around Hodges.  I think we had more sleds at the chalets this weekend than we ever had!  As for the snow conditions there is still lots, especially in the higher elevations.  Its like April riding here now though.  If it is a cold day, conditions are hard but not ice.  I didn’t need scratchers yesterday with a 2.5 inch paddle on my sled.  On sled out of the 6 we had on tour did have overheating issues.  I just happened to have a new spare set of scratchers in the garage so we installed them and he was fine for the day.  It was a cool day so the snow didn’t soften much until a bit later but we all had a great ride.  You could go anywhere…that’s the trade-off!  We have a few days coming up with the temps rising above zero so it will be really good riding then!  Once again….lots of caribou on 9 Mile Bog.  About 50 we figured and they are so used to us they don’t even bother to stand up or stop eating anymore.  Here are a few pics!  We are wide open at the chalets for some reason for until Wednesday.  I guess people think we lost all our snow like most of the island but as you can see we did not.  Give me a call and come on out to do some riding.  We have discounted the chalets for the weekdays this week to fill em up!  Don’t listen to the rumors of no snow and don’t mind the lack of it around the chalets….there is lots of snow just 20 minutes skidoo ride fro the chalets…..guaranteed!

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Hodges Good!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

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I was in around Hodges today and was relieved to see there is still lots of snow….especially on the higher elevations.

Peace Valley has had a lot of water in in most of which has run off now although we had to skip across a few spots. Both side of the hill are great for climbing now….probably too easy though with the dense snow so if you want a challenge you will have to go steeper.

All cold weather in the forecast which is good but as the snow dries out it will get harder.

For this reason I decided to downgrade to good. Saw about 50 caribou on 9 Mile again today in two herds.

We pulled through!

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Looks like we survived the rain!  I was on the West Coast doing a sledding course on Sunday and it rained on us all day.  All the brooks are running wild….lot of damage but still lots of snow left in the higher country.  All the way back on Monday morning you can see  the vast amount of snow lost.  I was getting pretty worried  but the closer I got to central the brooks were not running as bad.  Aspen Brook and most of the others around are running over the ice but are not out.  Had a tour on the Gaff today and the riding was better than good so I am going to leave it at excellent as it is only going to improve as the water runs off.  Had a beautiful day with light snow but a great cook up of ham and beans.  Really we never got the rain the East and West got.  At least here around Badger it was mostly just steady mist.  I am headed into Hodges on tour tomorrow but looking at the road and also talking to a friend who was in today….I expect much the same.  We are safe again! 

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Still lots of snow but raining!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

We are all getting nailed again!  If it doesn’t rain too much (and it hasn’t been) we should pull through.  The Mid-Winter Bivver took place this weekend in Grand Falls-Windsor and despite the weather went well.   I didn’t take any pics of todays ride but everything is still basically the same as before minus about 4 inches of snow.  Once again the winter the higher elevation trees have lost their snow….usually snow covered all winter.   I am headed to Corner Brook tomorrow to do a sledding course and see they have the same forecast….sad, but I’m going anyway.