Bad Snowmobile Video

Okay this is one of those sporting videos that is ONLY interesting to the people that were immediately involved… I don’t even know why I am posting it – perhaps because I am just really into Google Video and how easy uploading and blogging your own videos can be.

There is something nice about the video, however, that shows more what snowmobiling is like than the my earlier blog entry.

View Comments

Brokeback Montana

We knew this would eventuate, but we just were not sure of the exact circumstances.

Will’s snowmobile “broke down” on “accident”, as you can see in the picture below where he got three passerby mechanics to take a look at his engine. Oh, too bad, it is broken, I guess Will has to ride brokeback with Gustaf on his snowmobile, over bumpy bumpy roads and oh so cold.

Broken Bike
Brokeback Snowmobiling

View Comments

Snow Head

I think this happened during a “mild” snowmobile crash.

Stuck Snowmobile

Here is a shot of my snowmobile. It is actually fairly sophisticated with a hand warmer on each handle and a thumb warmer for the throttle. The heater got SO hot that I had to turn it off.

The Snowmobile

View Comments

Stuck Deep

So I decided to take a bad idea and make it worse. I followed Gustaf into a forested area, but I did not have the same kind of snowmobile he did. I had a *bit* of trouble turning around and I got my snowmobile stuck deep DEEP in a drift. The snowmobile was stuck almost completely vertical and kind of listing to the side.

Will turned around and saw I was in a pickle so he jumped off his snowmobile and came over to help. He had to walk through waist-deep snow just to get close. After getting close to me, he fell backward and took a few minutes to wrestle himself out.

Stuck Snowmobile

Will and I went through a ton of ideas to get it out. The BEST idea we came up with was to take off my scarf and tie it to Will’s snowmobile, so you can judge the relative quality of the other 9 ideas.

We revved it hard, and that sweet move succeeded in the snowmobile sinking another foot into the snow, melting the snow all around the treads, then immediately re-freezing the melted snow into hard compacted ice, permanently encasing the snowmobile like a trapped Superman villian.

Then we figured the only way to get it out was to dig it out. This event took one hour of exhausting work. We had no shovel, just four hands. About 45 minutes into it, we saw vultures circling (seriously). Here is a shot of Will under my snowmobile digging hard.

Stuck Snowmobile

After that, with a shove and a gentle rev, we got it out. Here is a picture of Will standing INSIDE the whole we dug, and then a happy shot of me, glad we did not have to call a chopper.

Stuck Snowmobile
Stuck Snowmobile

View Comments

Yellowstone Scenery

Here are a few nice pictures I snapped throughout the day snowmobiling in Yellowstone. Isn’t that first one a quaint little house with a water wheel? It’s worth a zoom.

Water Wheel
Yellowstone
Yellowstone
Yellowstone
Scenery Yellowstone

We did not see much wildlife because our loud motors scared them away, but here is an elk head which we can only assume is connected to an elk body.

Elkhead

View Comments
Welcome to STUCK IN CUSTOMS Welcome to my travel photography blog!
Enjoy the daily photos, tips, tutorials & more!
Newsletter Sign Up
The Most Beautiful Newsletter Ever!


x