snowmobiler

HumaNature Broadcast Special #2

Jul 8, 2016
Meg Thompson

A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: a man utters a curse that comes true, a stint at a dinosaur quarry challenges a woman’s scientific certainty, a woman runs across the country alone and finds the good in others along the way, and a river guide’s first river trip goes horribly, hilariously wrong. Story 1: Man vs. Machine Micah Schweizer was skiing in the back-country when he uttered a curse against snowmobilers. But you know what they say—be careful what you wish for. Story 2:...

Snowest Magazine has ranked the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail the fifth best trail in the West. Wyoming State Trails Program’s Ron McKinney says the reason the Continental Divide Trail is so popular is that it offers 490 miles of very diverse mountain riding. The trail starts at South Pass and ends at West Yellowstone. But, McKinney says, the rugged terrain also means snowmobilers should use extra caution. “Be careful because there are always hazards out there, especially with the...

A helicopter on a rescue mission in Teton County crashed yesterday, killing one person on board. The snowmobiler they were trying to help also died. The Sherriffs Department says the snowmobilers party called and reported an accident just before noon, and Teton Search and Rescue sent a helicopter to help. The chopper landed at the accident scene but left to get additional personnel. It crashed on Togwotee Pass. Search and Rescue member Ray Shriver was killed. The pilot and second Search and...

Authorities say avalanches have killed a snowmobiler in Montana and a cross-country skier in Wyoming. Doug Chabot with the Gallatin National Forest says the snowmobiler triggered the slide about noon on Saturday north of Cooke City in southwestern Montana. He says two hours later a skier in the North Absaroka Wilderness in Wyoming traveling on flat ground was engulfed by an avalanche that swept down a nearby slope. He says a handful of others in the backcountry had narrow escapes during a...