Snowmobile in Tahoe
January 17, 2004
On a weekend in the middle of January, Erik & me head up to the Bernards' in Lake Tahoe for some fun snowmobiling.
Lukas is greeting us when we wake up for breakfast on Saturday morning.
We load up our gear...
...and head off to nearby Hope Valley.
Off we go, the four of us.
some places you can only go on a snowmobile
walk on water
creek crossing (movie file)
You can buzz up almost anything
atop a hill
enjoying the view
view from the top
on a roll (movie file)
stopping by old trees
the scenery changes in seconds
Time to head back.
the sun about to set
"Thank you!" (Lukas wants my camera.)
last stop before we dive into the jacussi back home - the gas station
Hanna has prepared some yummy fish & potatoes. Boy, was that ever good!
The next day, we're back at it again.
Lukas is safely riding along (and sometimes he's even sleeping)
Meet our friends: "Meanie"
...and this is my one-eyed monster, "Whitie".
[apart from being mean and all, they can also be quite comfy at times]
through the trees (movie file)
-I am not crashing, I am just reaching for the break towards the end :-)
someone's stuck in a branch
Lukas patiently waiting while we dig it loose
time for a break
After a few hours of climbing up and down hills, we reach Bear Valley.
We met with other snowmobilers, and got some good tips on good rides.
some snow on the roof
At 9,800' you're on top of the whole wide world.
where we are
Another short break; Erik handing out chcolate.
Back at that creek crossing again, heading back. Too wet this time, we cross elsewhere instead.
we run into our friends again
Hmm...heading home, the darn car broke down.
The transmission ceased. This may just be the end of it...or at least get very expensive.
movie trailers at the pump
Chuck takes us back to the Greyhound station in Sacramento.
(here caught going through a car wash)