We departed Colorado and headed towards Jackson Hole. The head wind was extremely strong and we watched our miles per gallon go down drastrically. To make matters worse Cub's Toyota Tacoma lost all power in the middle of nowhere in Wyoming. A few calls to Triple A and we were able to get Cub's truck and snowmobile trailer towed to Rock Springs around 1AM. The following morning Cub pulled his tools out and started searching for the problem. We traced it to a bad fuel pump and luckily the Autozone in town had the part we needed. Cub, Brian and I dropped the fuel tank and replaced the bad fuel pump in the sleeting rain. It ain't always easy on the road but with good company you can tackle just about anything.
We arrived in Jackson and made our way to Teton Pass to test our the snow pack and get a few turns in. We found fairly good snow but the avalanche danger was high and we spend the rest of the day boon docking powder on our snowmobiles. The following day we knew we had to get to higher elevations so we made our way up to Togwotee Pass for some better conditions. We spent almost a week camped out at a trail head that required us to travel over 50 miles round trip everyday to ride a hidden zone we were shown last year. Before we could make it out to the zone for filming Brian's sled cracked a piston and we spent the day pulling apart the motor to find the problem and order parts from our SPOT satellite phone for pickup the next week. Our good friend Rajat had a spare older sled that we were able to borrow for the rest of the days filming.
The bigger issue we faced at the end of our stay was the fact that the snowmobile deck had bent the frame of the bus again and we would have to leave two snowmobiles in Wyoming in order to drive back to UT to get it fixed. Life on the road is fun but never easy.
Cub getting dirty first thing in the morning.
Brock Butterfield surfing walls of powder on the new Never Summer Swift.
Cold mornings in WY before we hit the trail at 6am.
We rode and filmed every line you could in this secret zone.
Cub soaking in the sun in between filming.
Backcountry beats provided by our Buckshot from Outdoor Technology.
Colin Spencer getting upside down off some natural terrain.
Rajat Bhayani getting pitted.
Long days require us to gas up in the night. Luckily we had a spot just down the road from our basecamp.
Cub making friends with a friendly, bread eating moose called "Grandma".