Duck Creek Snowmobile Getaway

on Sunday, 14 April 2013. Posted in Winter Sports

I am living the Awesome Adventures dream for sure..

My friend Darrell asked if wanted to go snowmobiling last weekend, and since he said he was providing not only the snowmobiles, but a warm and cozy cabin in Duck Creek, I of course said "I'm IN!". We invited a few more friends, Buckshot and Richard, and we headed north to start our journey.

We arrived pretty late, having had to work that day, but you could still see the beauty of the area even in darkness. The cabin was awesome, plenty of room for all of us, and warm and cozy as promised.

After a filling breakfast the next morning, we headed out to get the snowmobiles 'ready', since they had been sitting for quite a while. After we worked out butts off gassing them, getting them started, and making sure they stayed running, we headed out to the trails. And these were totally awesome trails, ranging in elevation from 8,000-11,000 and surrounded by towering aspens.

We all learned pretty quickly NOT to follow Buckshot, because while he is an AWESOME ATV Guide and INCREDIBLE Whitewater Guide, he was out of control on the snowmobiles. Following him would lead you places you did not want to be, so we all took a vote and decided he would be last in line. He got stuck so many times, we thought he was going to stop breathing and NONE of us were looking forward to giving him mouth to mouth.....

Besides the incredible entertainment value of watching Buckshot continually get stuck, we also had plenty of other things to keep us busy: we hiked up and got an incredible view of Cedar Breaks National Monument, and met some new friends while up there.

If you're looking for a great place to get away from it all, no matter what the season, check out Duck Creek Village.

Always remember to check trail conditions before you head out on any adventure, and follow basic safety rules like planning ahead, telling someone where and when you're going, and when you expect to be back, packing water and first aid supplies.

The US Forest Service has a great page devoted to safety, with lots of tips and information about how to get the most of your outdoor adventure.

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