Still Tons of Snow!

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We had a few trips since my last post since conditions have remained much the same.  We have had a few warm days since though and the snow has depleted some but nothing worth talking about.  Trails are pretty hard now unless it warms up…but when the temp rises and the snow softens its is awesome riding.  The brooks are all pretty good but wont be long and they will go out.  Tis the season to skip!  Had a great trip today with 8 people from St. John’s to Port Aux Basque.  They all loved it!  On another note, I just returned from a trip to Harbor Deep with Keith Peyton and Jerry Rose (me brother).  Awesome trip and would recommend it to anyone who is comfortable enough to do the trip.  Although the trails was obvious with so much use, if there was snow, the signage is not sufficient.  You need two GPS’s with the track….at least.  The trail in is very scenic especially the first and last parts.  Lots of play on the way in if it had of been warmer but the snow was hard.  We need scratchers most of the way.  But the potential play if it had of been warmer was fantastic!  I believe one area in particular is called Snowy Valley.  We stayed two nights so the second day we rode Souflette’s River up to the open county.  En route we followed a steep creek of the Souflette’s up to the open country….and I mean steep….a lotta fun!  By early afternoon the snow started to soften so we were able to take in the many jumps that the snow covered boulders, drifts and ledges offered.  The open country, like Hodges and the Gaff are like the flint if the sun doesn’t soften.  We got off it as quickly as we could but found a nice creek to the South that eventually wound back to the original trail leading to the Lodge.  It’s a simple and comfortable accommodation with good food and very friendly owners and help.  You can buy gas there too so you don’t have to lug it all in.  Great trip for sure!  Have a look at the lower pics of the Harbor Deep excursion.

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