|Sierra Snow Ride
What a great day up in the Sierra Nevada’s. It was a last minute decision for me to tag along with my friends Dave (with a 2009 Polaris RZR S) and Mike (with his 2008 Kawasaki Teryx). And it was an even later decision for my son to tag along.
We hit the exit off of Highway 50, and immediately saw some snow and ice. It didn’t look too good for us, but we decided to unload our UTVs and and least give it a try. Boy was that a great decision! We headed up and the snow got deeper. We met up with a few Jeeps that were doing the same thing, just at a slower pace. They let us by and now there wasn’t as many tracks in front of us making the going harder. As long as the snow wasn’t so deep that your skid is riding on powder, we were able to keep going.
There was one rock section that was a bit of a challenge with the slippery rocks. I was glad that I had installed a Polaris Rock Sliders and Factory UTV UHMW skid plate and a-arm guards. Although the tough section was short, it was nice to not have to worry about bashing up the skid plate when slipping off a rock.
We finally reach a point at an elevation over 7,000 feet where the tracks ended and the powder was about 12-18 inches deep. That was the end of the trail for us. The Teryx and RZRs just couldn’t make it through that much deep powder going up hill.
I was really glad that my son made the last minute decision to come with me. He had a great time playing in the snow, and he really liked rocking out to his iPod in theSSV Works audio system.