Hey guys. I am wondering your favorite winter trail. Any in northern utah? I've wanted to go winter riding all my life. Somewhere I really have to plan ahead for. Somewhere I can maybe spend a night or 2. Any stories or spots?
Also. About tire chains. Has anyone used them? My mind says they are just for ice. Do they help in snow? I know that a spinning tire in snow creates heat and pressure that can actually make it turn slick like ice. Is that all they are for?
Only real regret with my setup, not enough clearance for chains. The snow it could go through with all four of the factory 31s chained and both axles locked was incredible. Once a million years ago we chained up all four on two Chevy 3/4 tons and hooked them together with a tow bar and did some really stupid stuff in mud, unstoppable.
I'd think so, but I bet cables would do pretty good too. Like the V-bar chain type myself. Farm store would be a good bet, Smith and Edwards maybe, or I have seen them at tire stores but I think those are going to be the euro cable type not the real chains.
I rarely do trails in the snow, so I'm no help with that. I do a lot of travelling offroad, exploring and camping in the snow, but almost never just go for a trail ride. Last year we didn't hardly get any snow, but I got in some pretty awesome snow wheeling out in the Deep Creeks and down in the Henrys.