Just because it snows doesn't mean you have to retire your quad. Here's how to run an ATV through deep snow.
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Sometime soon most deep woods ATV riders in the north country will surrender to plowing or riding packed trails. However, there is a short period when the ice is frozen, and the trails are passable. It may only last two to four weeks, but the marshes become highways, and you can ride to places where days ago you couldn’t have reached without a boat.
Just above the 62nd parallel in Talkeetna, Alaska, the first heavy snow of 2011 fell on November 5th. Here's how we kept riding through the snow.
Pictured: A stout, Yamaha Grizzly 550 EFI with power steering waiting to get dusted off for an Alaskan winter trek. The temp is 7 degrees, and you can bet there’s fuel conditioner in the tank.