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Sledding-Snow Fun

This week-end past was a bit cold to want to go sledding but the previous Sat was nice. Lily (2.75) and CJ (1.5) spent the night and we hit the hill behind the house in the morning. We call it a “Bunny” hill yet still we have rescued kids from the crick. Even CJ hit the house on one of his solos.

Later Dreaven (5) came out and ended up in the pond(dry). Then Cody, Dreaven, and I headed across the road. No photo ops of Dreaven aka Little Dude, he’s just to quick. He shredded the hills but we kept him off Coyote Run. He is a natural and after a few runs was pretty much fearless. He will be breaking sleds next year. Below is Coyote Run, a narrow chute bordered by trees on one side and Barb wire the other. Fast one too.

Cody had a day off during the week and we went back over w/ the camera. Being taken out by the dogs is a constant danger.

After a few passes we felt the itch. Hadn’t been to the top this season so we just had to go.

We did two clear cuts that run about 1000 feet each.

The trouble is they always end w/ trees or fences. In this case a 10 foot drop through some trees onto an old dug road. Go Code Man!!

It would be fun to own enough land to put in a few good runs top to bottom. No mountains here but a 1/4 mile run through the woods is still cheap fun. The climb back up is a good work out w/out being too exhausting. For a time we had access to a neighbors hill w/ a logging road that ran the entire hill. It skirted a steep ravine, had a nice steep straightaway in the center w/ whoop-de-doos that would usually take a few passes to get through as you gained air and had to land it correctly. Then a curve at the bottom emptying into a hay-field. I would venture that only 25% of attempts would make it to the field non-stop (non-wipeout). As the run got faster through the day it would become impossible to negotiate the bottom curve at speed. You better slow down!! High siding it into the trees is always fun as my collapsed lungs can attest on one such pass. I firmly believe BroJ saved my life that day. I’m not sure if anyone else knew what to do and we were too far from any help to save me. Thanks dude.:-)