Last week we had a winter storm warning and now the temperatures are going to get warm with the possibility of rain! So before that happens, we decided to go out on the snowmobile to enjoy the beautiful snowy landscape. When we left it was 14 degrees F with no wind chill and the air was fresh and crisp. With the snowmobile clothes it was very comfortable. There were no traces of pollen or any other pollutants in the air. The trees were beautiful covered in snow. We rode about 20-miles as the trail was a bit bumpy due to so many people taking advantage of this snowy, cold weekend. When we got off the trail is was considerably warmer and by the time we got home it was in the 40’s.
Wearing the proper clothing is critical when snowmobiling to not only stay warm but to reduce your chance of getting frost bite. I must admit the clothes make me look like a short, stocky person! It reminded me of when I was a child and my mother would make me wear a snowsuit. You kind of waddle around hoping you didn’t fall because you might not be able to get up again! The boots are big and bulky making it an odd experience to walk. But they will keep your feet warm even at temperatures that are 35 degrees below zero. The gloves are long so they fit over your jacket to reduce any air sneaking between layers of clothing. I have two helmets: one with a shield plus the one I wore today that is open and you wear goggles with it.
Here we are at home, getting prepared to leave.
Once we arrived at Sprague Brook Park, we needed to put on our boots, gloves, helmets, and get the snowmobile out of the trailer.
Below are some wonderful pictures we took plus you can see the different types of signs that are on the trails. A lot of volunteers spend their time maintaining the signage and trails as they need to be groomed.
Check out some of our other fun adventures! A few links are below and more outdoor fun can be located using the “Fun Stuff” link on the left-hand side of the main page.
New Hampshire Hiking Trip: Glen Ellis Falls
Mount Washington NH
Disc Golf, Fall & Leaves!
NH Hiking Trip to Ripley Falls
Our first NHRA drag racing event! – Part 1
Thunder on the Niagara 2012