I'm finding that snowmobile trails make for great Pugs rides. The snow gets a nice pack and even with some fresh snow on it, you can still motor on.
I went up Pack River and parked at the snowmobile trailhead...there was not another soul up there. I started up the trail which has obviously had a good amount of use over the winter. Buton this day there was 3-4" of fresh snow sitting on top of the trail.
Going up the drainage is a steady climb with a couple heart rate spikes thrown in. It was an awesome ride, quiet and peaceful. However, the 3-4" of freshies turned into 4-5" the further up the road I got. Still doable but there was some leg burn.
I rode up to where the road crosses over the river and heads up the other side of the drainage, Good place for some pics, a snack and to turn around and bomb all the elevation back to the truck!!
Going back I tried to ride my uphill track, less friction but takes some serious finesse.
|thought I was riding a much straighter line|