I’ve never even sat on one, but snowmobiles look like a lot of fun if you’re in to speed and thrills. It would certainly be a good way to occupy the winter season.
The ditches along Highway 83 between Bismarck and Washburn is a designated and marked trail for snowmobiles. Those orange diamond markers you see in the photo above are indicators where are to safely ride.
I imagine it’s a moderate amount of excitement, but not what it’s like to zoom up the trails in the Turtle Mountains, or in the woods of Minnesota or Montana.
Still, it gives a picture of life in North Dakota that I caught while driving to Bismarck — a bit of a challenge to drive down the highway with the window open along side a slide keeping it in focus as the scenery blurs by.
Don’t tell on me.