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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 7:36 am 
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i tried something new over the weekend. my wife and i and 2 friends snowmobiled in to almost swift rapids between orillia and gravenhurst and camped for 2 nights while exploring the area on snowmobiles . we had a blast.
i will try and post some pics as soon as i can figure out how too.


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 11:08 am 
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Ok a couple of pics.
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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 11:35 am 
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Hm, snowmobiles...that is called cheating my friend.... :wink: :)

19 more days.... :thumbup:


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 11:39 am 
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Depends who you camp with :wink:


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 11:42 am 
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looks like someone got a new tent 8)

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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 12:00 pm 
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Yes Sir........ got me a new snowtrekker. this was the first trip to try it out and if my wife would like winter camping. and yes she had a blast so now the whole family is coming to DF12 with me!!


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 12:13 pm 
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If that's what got your family sold on winter camping - even a motorized sled is excused... :wink:

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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 12:26 pm 
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Looks great..! I have nothing against snowmobiling..Of course our trails are a mess now. We had an ice storm and have six inches only of hard sodden frozen snow that needs to be chopped. And the economy here is tanking. Snowmobiling is important seasonal business.

My Snowtrekker is in the attic crying.. :(

And the Paris haul sleds are not getting sold at the local store.

In my old age I am more in favor of snowmachines to get me out there. Going are the days when I want to lug stuff on lakes. A dog team would be nice too (very unrealistic)


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 2:12 pm 
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Did you take a generator? Electric blanket? Xbox? Great stuff! I'm looking forward to Feb. 18
See ya at the station.
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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 2:47 pm 
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Oldand Fat wrote:
Did you take a generator? Electric blanket? Xbox? Great stuff! I'm looking forward to Feb. 18
See ya at the station.
Stay Safe
OAF


Sigh...the urban view of snowmobilers. I used to think the same way. But snowmobiles are a way of transportation and nothing more for many in every day life.


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 3:06 pm 
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Primary means of transportation for many in the great white North. Many people here use them to pick up groceries, mail, etc. Not to mention ice fishing, trapping or hunting. We don't have the luxury of roads, there is honestly one 300km gravel road into our community, and absolutely no "back roads" around. If we want to get anywhere in winter, more than a handful of km away from the house, a snowmobile is required.


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 4:07 pm 
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Snowmobiles are the best mode of transport for Swift Rapids Road, when there's snow.

That spot looks familiar. :D

But I guess there's a few spots that look just like that along that "road".

Glad you had a successful first-time winter campout.

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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 5:08 pm 
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Omygosh , is that a burn mark from a spark I see there..... oh never mind it's a mark on my screen. Nice tent


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 6:39 pm 
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littleredcanoe wrote:
Oldand Fat wrote:
Did you take a generator? Electric blanket? Xbox? Great stuff! I'm looking forward to Feb. 18
See ya at the station.
Stay Safe
OAF


Sigh...the urban view of snowmobilers. I used to think the same way. But snowmobiles are a way of transportation and nothing more for many in every day life.



I don't think that was what OAF meant, probably was more of a fun shot at Jimmy!! Mr. Solar panels/laptop/dvd/etc... Wonder how heavy the sleds will be this year? :D

Whatever will get the family out is worth it. If Jim would get one of those hot water on demand things, I could probably get my wife to come to DF again!! :wink:

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PostPosted: January 30th, 2012, 8:20 pm 
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Sir Campsalot wrote:
littleredcanoe wrote:
Oldand Fat wrote:
Did you take a generator? Electric blanket? Xbox? Great stuff! I'm looking forward to Feb. 18
See ya at the station.
Stay Safe
OAF


Sigh...the urban view of snowmobilers. I used to think the same way. But snowmobiles are a way of transportation and nothing more for many in every day life.



I don't think that was what OAF meant, probably was more of a fun shot at Jimmy!! Mr. Solar panels/laptop/dvd/etc... Wonder how heavy the sleds will be this year? :D

Whatever will get the family out is worth it. If Jim would get one of those hot water on demand things, I could probably get my wife to come to DF again!! :wink:



OK...I just am tired of one of my friends always jabbing at snowmobilers..He hates them but never has lived among snowmobilers. To him they are nothing but yahoos looking for the next drink.. I told this friend he had just insulted half of my town! :rofl:

Laptop...solar panels.. Internet at DF? OMG!


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