Our Trip to McCall, ID

I was all ready to go by 9am. My husband got home around 10:30am. The group was scheduled to meet up at the local snowmobile shop by 12 noon. My husbands boss, Matt, held up the trip by arriving 2 hours late. We were all chomping at the bit to get out of the starting gate. I had never seen this part of Idaho, and I was anxious to get on the road. We finally got Matt’s stuff loaded and we were off. The trip was uneventful and we got there in good time. We had a great dinner at a local restaurant, and then headed to the condo for some sleep.

Unloading at the Snowpark

Unloading at the Snowpark

The next morning revealed a splendor of beauty I could only imagine. When I am out hunting I call it “God’s Country”, and this truly was. I had amazing excitement and could not wait to get out on the slopes. Riding is such a freeing experience and I wasn’t sure what to expect here. I didn’t see any new snow on the ground in town, and I started to have my doubts as to whether this would be any good. I could have stayed home and ridden 3 feet of fresh powder. As we drove up the hill towards Brundage ski resort, it still didn’t look anymore appealing. It was after we parked, and loaded up the sleds with our food, and threw on our backpacks, that I knew this would be a fun day.

Looking Out at the Slopes

Looking Out at the Slopes

The sights from the trail were magnificent, and the riding was even better. Fresh powder surrounded us and I have never had such an enjoyable time. The guys in the group found some great hill climbs and some nice bowls to ride in. They also found a few trees to boondock threw. The skies were blue and we could not have asked for a more perfect day. My friend Christi and I spent a lot of time in a large open area, carving around in nice untouched fresh powder. It was great.

Heather and Darren

Heather and Darren

Heather and Christi

Heather and Christi

Later in the day, we stopped for a quick bite to eat and watched Mike get stuck on a hill. We watched him struggle for a while trying to get his sled out, but was unable to do it, so the troops headed in to help. There were many of those times trying to get the guys out. We let them work and us girls watched and laughed. They were having a great time regardless of what was happening around them.

Everyone Is Happy After Eating

Everyone Is Happy After Eating

Getting Mike Unstuck

Getting Mike Unstuck

Darren Jumping a Rock

Darren Jumping a Rock

After several hours of riding and very little fuel left, we made out way back to the truck and loaded up for the day. We had a really good dinner at the Mill Steakhouse. If you have never tried it, it is a must. Good atmosphere and fun help there too.

Mike, Matt, Darren, Heather, Christi and Jason

Mike, Matt, Darren, Heather, Christi and Jason

About the Author

Heather Moore

Heather Moore

Heather Moore is a field staff shooter for The Bow Rack in Springfield, Oregon, a field staff member for PursueTheOutdoors.com, a member of the local archery club, Oregon Hunters Association, Women in the Outdoors, Mule Deer Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Farmers and Hunters Feeding The Hungry.