Some property owners complain so much about their driveways getting tore up by the 4 wheelers and also snowmobile tracks. I think those owners are the ones that have somewhat of a raised driveway, a good ditch, and that gives the riders a good jump to go over, thus digging up the snow/dirt away from the culverts, and tearing up their driveway edges.
Years ago we snowmobiled! Back in the 70's. It was so fun and with our group of friends, we'd ride sometimes almost all night long! Nothing is as pretty as riding under a full moon, through the snow laden trees, with branches heavy with snow making a tunnel to ride through. Sometimes on Sundays, we all take our kids, pulling sleds behind, with the little ones all bundled up with blankets. We'd ride to one of our friends deer hunting area, and dig a big hole; start some coals to burning, and as the coals get red we'd lay in pork roasts all double wrapped in foil, and then cover up the hole. We'd go riding some more and then when we'd get back, the meat would be done, and we'd also then do weiners, etc. and eat, eat, and eat. My favorite ride was going north up into Itasca State Park. This is where the Mississippi River starts it awesome winding trail to the Gulf, where it exits out at New Orleans! A great State Park to visit both in the winter and especially the summer and fall months. Only 25 miles from our home. We are so lucky to be near such a beautiful state park.
Every New Years's we'd ride to an area resort lodge, eat out and ride home. Some times it would be 20 degrees below zero! Oh those were cold rides, but being dressed warm and with helmets and all our gear on, we'd stay warm. Then we'd usually come home and play a few hours of cards. The only thing bad about that, is depending on whose house we went too, some would then have to get dressed back up again to ride a few miles home. I always liked it when we were already home.
The sleds sure are different now! This is our 1973 model Polaris! Now you'd call that a "vintage" sled!!!!
This is over at our daughter Leah's. There sure is a difference in ride between the old and new. Your ride on the newer sleds is a lot smoother than those of old! Years ago you could tell the make of the snowmobile by the color - not so any more. Gone are the white Polaris sleds, black of Artic Cat, red of Yamaha, yellow of Ski-Doo and green of the Johnsons. There also were others back then, but now I can't identify any of the snowmobiles. It might be fun to go to a "Vintage Ride and Show" to see all the old sleds. Maybe if we were more into snowmobiling now we'd still be able to identify the make of the newer ones, but we'll leave that and the riding to those younger than us! I just have a lot of fun memories!