March 13, 2004 Sooley Cabin Overnighter: (29 Photos)
29. After we had such an awesome time this year on the annual Winter Cabin Trip and with lots of snow still on the ground, we couldn't pass up the opportunity for another overnight & snowmobile adventure at the Sooley family cabin.
28. Our plan was to arrive early Saturday morning, snowmobile all day, have a time that night, followed by more skidooing the next day, then returning home.
27. Sooley was ripping the ol' Enticer 340, French on his Venture 700, Bill his V-Max700, I my Grand Touring 500, and Maffer was using the Enticer 410.
26. We arrived at the cabin as planned and quickly got the machines ready to go.
24. We spent the day hitting every possible jump we could find, climbing the hill at the end of the pond, and making a run to Ocean Pond. We logged lots of airtime this weekend as we all grew more comfortable with our machines.
20. We didn't go far but we had a lot of fun tearing up drifts and hitting every natural jump we could find. It wasn't complicated and it was absolutely a load of fun!
19. Even the old Enticer II 410 learned to fly!
18. That night we had a bonfire in the upper field where Sooley, Maffer and I stayed up so late the sun came up. We grabbed an hour nap, got ready and hit the trails once again.
16. This was also a lot of our first times water skimming on snowmobile. This part of Highwaters is quite shallow so the consequences of failure were not life threatening. I think its a great skill to have, and a heck of a lot of fun too!
9. Even the old Enticer II could get across the short side!
8. I'll admit right now this was a bit tangly. French and Bill were on his Venture with Bill sitting backwards taking photos of me coming behind. My skies started to death wobble in the wake from French's machine but it held through (barely) and we made it across!
7. This is the only living pic of Sooley's 340 Enticer skimming water! It's the only photo because the old bugger barely made it. He started down the pond as fast as it would go, as soon as the track hit the water it slowed right down and started to porpoise across the water. By some miracle it porpoised up right at the correct time and crept up on the ice at the other side!
1. With our gas burned and daylight fading we packed up and headed for home with plans for the next adventure already being discussed!
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