So it's December 13th, 2017 and we all have the itchy throttle thumb and it needs to be scratched.
So Sam and I take off out of Moorhead and head towards what we think is snow on the snow coverage maps. We head up to Crookston, then on to Red Lake Falls just to find that the previous night's rain left us with a skating rink for a highway and no rideable snow!
So Instead of heading to Thief River Falls, we turn the truck around and head to the Bermuda Triangle of snow! We find dozens of anglers on the lake pre-fishing for the National Panfish tournament this coming weekend. They are reporting 9-11" of ice! WOW! (note the pickup on the ice in the last few seconds!)
So after 250 miles in the truck we actually get in roughly 40 miles on the sled. Side trails were pretty rocky, but the roads had been packed well by the deer hunters over the previous month. And now the main roads were very rideable and a blast.
We expect to see more snow over the coming days, and are heading back this weekend!