Christmas tree 2010 ride report
Three of us who showed up Sunday,
December 12, 2010 for the ride went out in light intermittent rain and each
harvested a beautiful tree. Since the
people who plow the roads had left berms so high making it difficult to get
over onto the JWPT, we trailered to the Reload snow park. However, the snow
plow also did the same thing at the Snow
Park so the ride leader
needed the assistance of the two women on the ride to upright his sled after he
attempted to make a path over the compacted berm. There was about a foot of new
heavy wet snow on the trail and in the Snow Park
from the previous afternoon. It covered the trail but it didn’t hide the fact
that the trail had been heavily ridden without being groomed. Overall the trail
was pretty nice. We did not encounter any other riders. The sky was thinly
overcast and not raining while we were harvesting our trees. At times we could
almost see the sun. The leader had a few slow speed tip-over’s that required
the assistance of the women. We towed the trees home on a tarp. However, Elwood
wanted to know why we harvested DeAnn’s tree from a fire, due to its lower
limbs not being in the tarp, they ended up without any needles!
Seven of us had a nice pot luck which is always the case at the Hunts.
With the temperature in the 50s on the West side of the Pass the freeway was
like a summer drive.
As viewed by Fred, substitute ride
leader while Elwood recovers from surgery.