Epic Snowmobile Adventure
EPIC SNOWMOBILE ADVENTURE: MIDWEST MEETS MOUNTAINS
After months of discussions and planning, I decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime with experienced freerider Stephanie Santeford on the Big Mountains of the Western United States. The adventure started at the end of February 2015, and took us over 2000 miles and across three states for a 13-day epic road trip adventure to find snow while promoting avalanche safety and awareness.
American Snowmobiler Magazine published an article about the trip in the November 2015 Getaway Guide, and Snowmobile.com published three online articles about the adventure. There was extensive online coverage via social media pages and blogs, using the official hashtag #BRAAP2015 for the adventure, generating over 1000 followers on Facebook in a short period time, with an overall online reach of 250K+
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The adventure focused primarily on increasing awareness about avalanche safety, in addition to educating beginner riders about the differences between trail riding and mountain riding, as well as promoting mountain riding in the west.
Santeford taking the Pink Hawk for a ride (PC: Brandy Floyd)
Van Amburg Enterprises graciously provided the “Pink Hawk” snowmobile, which was part of the Sledchix Sled Build featured in Sledheads Magazine, for use during the trip. The 2014 Polaris RMK Pro was built by ten female Freestyle Riders in two days, and serves as the perfect vessel for this adventure.
Over the course of a two-week period, Stephanie and I travelled from Seattle, Washington to Halfway, Oregon to participate in the 15th Annual Ladies Ride organized by sponsored freerider, Brandy Floyd. From there, we travelled to McCall, Idaho and then to Island Park, Idaho to participate in the Driven Event facilitated by Sledchatter.com and including Avalanche Training by Mike Duffy from Avalanche1, and Skills Workshop taught by Brett Rasmussen. Due to the success of the project, we will move forward with Epic Snowmobile Adventure (Part 2) coming winter 2016.
A HUGE THANKS TO THE SPONSORS WHO SUPPORTED THIS PROJECT!
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