It's the time of year when many snowmobilers put away the sleds and turn their thoughts to summer hobbies, despite some of the deepest snow depths of the year at high elevation and the many spring storms that still offer deep powder. The only reason I can fathom is that these kind souls want to leave the snow untouched for those of us that are still riding. With fresh snow and blue skies in the forecast, this past weekend the Boondockers crew headed out to one of our favorite riding areas in Nevada (yes, the dry state with all of the desert).
Kris ‘Smasher' Kaltenbacher, Anthony Oberti, and Jesse O'Rourke made the trip from California to meet up with me, Shane Kynaston, Nick Reedy, Ryan Nelson, and Aaron Case in the middle of Nevada. Here, the Great Basin desert is interrupted by the 11,000+ft peaks of the Ruby Mountains rising suddenly from the valley floor. After crossing the Great Basin, Pacific storms hit this range and drop their moisture in the form of incredibly dry powder, and plenty of it. Although snow totals have been well below normal in the Rubys this year, we still managed to find lots of nice drops, jumps, and technical climbs. Check out a few shots from our trip and stay tuned for all of the action in Boondockers 10!
Special thanks to Joe Gill and Brian Ayala for hosting the crew.