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Snow and Hard Freeze Warning

We got some snow here in North Texas including Collin County this afternoon and hard freeze warning is up until tomorrow, Saturday, morning according to NWS Dallas-Fort Worth.

Y’all be extra careful on the road and stay warm in your homes. Don’t go out unless very necessary.  For more information visit http://www.weather.gov/fwd/ .

Snow Sledding Didn’t Happen

Thick snow in my backyard.

Thick snow in my backyard.

Last weekend I told you about snow fall here in North Texas and how I wanted to do snow sledding.  Well, today we had a pretty good snow fall overnight.  It’s because of the winter storm.  At first it was ice and sleet then when the temperature reached few degrees below freezing, the freezing rain and turned into snow.

I was the one who got a little excited about it.  Honestly, I wasn’t able to sleep until 3:00 A.M.  I was watching my favorite comedy show on television then looking out the window to see the snow. The gusty wind was blowing like crazy.  It’s super duper cold.

I woke up early and it was so bright and white all over – still and quite.  I thought there was a message from my husband’s office that no office today.  But nope.  He went to work today.  He said that it was difficult backing up in the driveway this morning.  The snow was so think that he was very careful backing up so he won’t go in the ditch.  He took my car because it has better front brakes.

Well, the snow sledding didn’t go through because my daughter got up late in the afternoon.  She wanted to play snow fight and build a snowman.  So that’s what we did for a couple of hours outside today. 🙂

Best Snowmobile Trails

Winter weather brings thoughts of snowmobile rides through the snow, but not all areas of the country get a lot of snowfall. Therefore, many snowmobile enthusiasts seek vacation spots where they can travel across the snow, take in breathtaking beauty and enjoy the great outdoors. These trails have been rated some of the best in the United States for snowmobile lovers.

Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Michigan is home to more than 3,000 miles of snowmobile trails and towns located in the Upper Peninsula actually cater to snowmobilers. The season begins in early December and normally lasts through late spring. Newberry, in particular, is ranked highly among snowmobilers. Located in an area known as the Snow Belt due to the large amounts of lake effect snow they receive each year, Newberry offers many trails through the miles of state and national forests that surround it.

West Yellowstone, Montana

Many snowmobilers call West Yellowstone the “Snowmobile Capital of the World.” The area gets about 150 inches of snowfall each year and riders should prepare for breathtaking cold as they view some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Riders enjoy scenic trails through the area which is next to Yellowstone National Park. West Yellowstone offers fun rides without the restrictions that exist in Yellowstone. The season begins in late October and runs through spring.

Wyoming Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail

Considered the number one trail in the west, the Wyoming Continental Divide trail offers spectacular views and is considered a “must-do” for every snowmobile lover. There are several different trails that make up the CDST, including the Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Pinedale, Wind River Country and Yellowstone National Park. Grand Teton National Park offers views of the soaring granite peaks of the Grand Tetons while Jackson offers views of the glistening Snake River. Pinedale is a snowmobilers dream with the possibility of long rides with breathtaking scenery on groomed and ungroomed snow. Wind River Country brings back the feel of the Old West, letting riders travel in the footsteps of early explorers. Yellowstone National Park allows you to travel past bison and trumpeter swans, although there are snowmobile restrictions in the park.

These snowmobile trails have been consistently ranked as the best in the country by snowmobile enthusiasts. Find out more about the wilderness in this beautiful country by visiting some of these wonderful trails on your next snowmobile vacation.