Trip Report: Family Snow Wheeling and Snowshoeing

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Trip Report: Family Snow Wheeling and Snowshoeing

Postby Nobody » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:42 pm

Finally got a few minutes to post some pictures and video from our family trip last Sunday 2/23/2014. Unfortunately my camera was soaked from all the snow falling, so most of my pictures didn't turn out.

With the massive amounts of lower elevation snow, I tried to get up into some areas closer to home, but we were shut down by gates at every turn :frown:
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Headed out further for a sure thing. Tons of new snow. Kids had a great time riding in the bronco. This was the first time I took the whole family snow wheeling.


I drove up until the bronco stopped, then I got stuck while backing up to turn around. I estimate a good 6-7+ feet of snow here.
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A little shovel work and the bronco was free.
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While I was digging out the bronco, the kids were going nuts in the deep snow. My two oldest were climbing up the hill, and I heard my wife yell at them to get away from the trees. One of them came down, the oldest didn't listen. Not a minute after she was told to get down, I heard a scream. I looked up and Nicole was gone. I knew instantly that she must have fallen in a tree well. I scrambled up the hill and got to her just as she was climbing out. Scared the hell out of all of us. I had planned on doing a recap of the deep snow rules, but I wanted to get the bronco on flat ground first. In hindsight I should have made them stay in the Bronco until it was unstuck. Needless to say we did some tree well education that evening. To date, I've lost one kid in a crevasse and now one in tree well. :eek:
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We shook it off, and broke out the snowshoes. These Yukon Charlies youth snowshoes were great! Much easier to put on.
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I tried to get a family photo, but my camera was soaked.
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Several inches of snow fell while were up there. I was starting to get a little worried about my soft top holding up.
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Didn't see anyone all day, but caught up to some snowmobiles on our way down. They were a little surprised to see us up there :cool:
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Re: Trip Report: Family Snow Wheeling and Snowshoeing

Postby Mrs. Nobody » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:50 pm

To date, I've lost one kid in a crevasse and now one in tree well.


Our kids are all alive and well.

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Re: Trip Report: Family Snow Wheeling and Snowshoeing

Postby n16ht5 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:01 pm

dang, looks like a fun trip. You should give me a call next time for a family outing :). Where was this?

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Re: Trip Report: Family Snow Wheeling and Snowshoeing

Postby hockypck13 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:42 am

Ya where was that? Awesome family looks like everyone had fun!
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