The snowmobile hand signal debate has raged on for the past few decades. While some organizations endorse snowmobile hand signals to communicate, others argue that you should never take your hands of the handle bars. A few winters back I was out on snowmobile patrol in Pillsbury State Park in Washington. It was a busy holiday weekend with plenty of sled traffic. As I rounded a bend on the Mad … [Read more...] about Snowmobile Hand Signal Debate
Back on February 11, 2017, I was enjoying a father-daughter dance with my daughter. It was a great night and she was having a blast with her friends, and every now and then a dance with me. At the end of the evening, while waiting for our ride home, I took a few moments to check my email and look at the news on my phone. Boy did a great night come to a crashing halt. Snowmobiles Through Lake … [Read more...] about Snowmobiling on Ice is Potentially Dangerous
Snowmobile Safety Courses: Should I or Shouldn’t I? The list of questions that snowmobilers ask themselves before the riding season is long, and prioritizing that list poses even more questions. Is my club membership paid? When and where are the club work parties? Do I need a new sled? Will my current sled last the season? What will my significant other think of a new sled? Does my helmet match … [Read more...] about Should I Take a Snowmobile Safety Course?