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Snow #7463770
01/17/22 04:22 PM
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Had to use the snowshoes today.
Snow is getting fairly deep now.

[Linked Image]

Broke out about 10km of trail today,will do 16 into the cabin tomorrow.

Brought the shovel just in case-never get stuck if you have a shovel.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7463777
01/17/22 04:29 PM
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Nice snow sled


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Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7463788
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Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7463799
01/17/22 04:46 PM
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At what depth of snow do you start using snowshoes? Where I live in Ohio, most Winters, most snowfalls are small and only on the ground for just a few days at a time.

Keith

Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7463808
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Normally I start using snowshoes when I get tired plowing and floundering my way into the traps.Nowadays that after about 10 sets.
Today with the snow coming over the front of the machine,I just broke out the shoes right away.Once the snow gets over your knees its time to break out the snowshoes.As long as you can lift your foot clear of the snow when stepping,you dont really need snowshoes to check traps.If you are walking a long distance say a couple miles or so,then I would use snowshoes when there was a foot or more of snow.


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Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7463862
01/17/22 06:11 PM
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How long does it take to put them on?


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Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7463875
01/17/22 06:23 PM
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Is that aTundra ? Air or liquid cooled ? We have about knee deep snow here too. Wish we could trap fisher and Marten during winter, NY closes the fisher season early Dec and Marten Nov 30th.

Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7463932
01/17/22 07:03 PM
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Yea thats my old Tundra Scandik a 2 stroke 550 fan-been using it every year since I bought it in 08
I got a Scandik with a 4 stroke ace engine for longer trips.


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Re: Snow [Re: Jurassic Park] #7463934
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Originally Posted by Jurassic Park
How long does it take to put them on?

About a half a minute.


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Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7463981
01/17/22 07:35 PM
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Sounds like a good stress test to meÖ.take it slow ,we ainít 30 yah know.


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7463989
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Its a good cardio workout for sure Nessy.Its what keeps us in shape.PLUS-no better place to kick the bucket than out in the bush on the trapline.


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Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7464012
01/17/22 07:57 PM
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Keep after em bud..

Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7464056
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BOCO...you might consider this. Its helped me out quite a few times. Quicker than a shovel and less work

https://high-jacker-snowmobile.myshopify.com/





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Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7464085
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Iím also using the snowshoes these days Boco.
I was stuck on the snowmobile more last week than the last 10 years. I hate the snow.

Re: Snow [Re: crossfox21] #7464256
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Originally Posted by crossfox21
BOCO...you might consider this. Its helped me out quite a few times. Quicker than a shovel and less work

https://high-jacker-snowmobile.myshopify.com/





I seen those here Frank.In the old days before they made those guys would go to the junkyard and get the old bumper jacks and make a bracket on the outside of the tunnel to carry.
I'm pretty good with a shovel.I shovelled a lot of snow on the railroad,lol.


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Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7464463
01/18/22 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Originally Posted by crossfox21
BOCO...you might consider this. Its helped me out quite a few times. Quicker than a shovel and less work

https://high-jacker-snowmobile.myshopify.com/





I seen those here Frank.In the old days before they made those guys would go to the junkyard and get the old bumper jacks and make a bracket on the outside of the tunnel to carry.
I'm pretty good with a shovel.I shovelled a lot of snow on the railroad,lol.


Not me Boco. Crossfox21 is in Oregon. I'm a "don't move w'out a shovel" guy too. Will PM u pic. of how I mount a dismantled shovel on skidoo. Not unhandy like an assembled shovel can be on "light skidoo". Good when you are going what we call "light skidoo*" and towing no sled. You may already know about it but it is an idea I come up with myself. Imagine others would think of the same thing. Allows for a long handle so not back breaking like those Mickey Mouse mini disassembled metal shovels.

* Comes from "light horse" I suppose for highly mobile quick moving calvary back in the day.

Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7464474
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Glad to see you have "real" snowshoes, not the rubber-aluminum ones. grin

Re: Snow [Re: Boco] #7464478
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Originally Posted by Boco
Normally I start using snowshoes when I get tired plowing and floundering my way into the traps.Nowadays that after about 10 sets.
Today with the snow coming over the front of the machine,I just broke out the shoes right away.Once the snow gets over your knees its time to break out the snowshoes.As long as you can lift your foot clear of the snow when stepping,you dont really need snowshoes to check traps.If you are walking a long distance say a couple miles or so,then I would use snowshoes when there was a foot or more of snow.


....And this right here ^^^^^ is why I'm not coming to trap with you in the winter.
Ever.

Blessings and stay warm.
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Re: Snow [Re: 3togo] #7464523
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Originally Posted by 3togo
Glad to see you have "real" snowshoes, not the rubber-aluminum ones. grin

Re: Snow [Re: Mark June] #7464528
01/18/22 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark June
Originally Posted by Boco
Normally I start using snowshoes when I get tired plowing and floundering my way into the traps.Nowadays that after about 10 sets.
Today with the snow coming over the front of the machine,I just broke out the shoes right away.Once the snow gets over your knees its time to break out the snowshoes.As long as you can lift your foot clear of the snow when stepping,you dont really need snowshoes to check traps.If you are walking a long distance say a couple miles or so,then I would use snowshoes when there was a foot or more of snow.


....And this right here ^^^^^ is why I'm not coming to trap with you in the winter.
Ever.

Blessings and stay warm.
Mark

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