Nisbet Forest to St Louis 08-03



  • Lots and lots of Km's through Nisbet Forest & around outlaying country side and communities.
  • Transportation for up to 4 persons included unless otherwise specified.
  • Head to toe gear available as required.
  • Each individuals meals, fuel & oil extra, + + as required unless specified otherwise.
  • Pricing for Full Day Nisbet Forest Cross Country Tours
  • A Good Reason to let a SNOCRUISE Tour Guide Lead the Way!      



January 5, 2008   

We unload on the old #11 highway. We are headed to St. Louis for lunch and our plan is to visit a few places that we hadn't taken the time to visit in years. It's always one thing or another, such as "we're on a 200 mile ride" or "we're going to do some exploring some 90 miles out", as a result,  roses 2 miles from the truck don't get smelled to often!  There is a pretty big group of us, and one of our stops is the old buffalo jump,  a point of interest that offers a good view of the South Branch River valley. On route to the buffalo jump I noticed a spring in an otherwise fairly hilly pasture, looking across the pasture I see a way over what looks like a culvert and road way that has been built up. While checking out the scenery at the buffalo jump I make a point of mentioning this to every one, to have a heads up, because something about this part of the country has changed. This not being a guided tour, but a ride with friends and our kids, a couple of the guys go tearing over some hills and across the pasture. The Renegade didn't have time to flag down the white S.E. ZR. The ZR hit the little gully so hard that it turned upside down in mid air, and continued really still "straight ahead". The inverted driver found himself under the sled in flight and threw himself clear.  The ZR landed upside down and continued on for another 50-75 feet on  ice (remember in the middle of a pasture)  pushing a small pile of snow ahead of it. It seems to me that the windshield wasn't even broken just bent back where it rode on the ice with the weight of the sled on top of it! But the ZR didn't move under it's own power very well, the frame was collapsed from the impact causing the clutches c-c to be reduced, until the clutches were just about touching each other, and the belt no longer rode the clutches in the right place. Confirming that, we noticed that the hood although unscathed now closed several inches closer to the handlebars interfering with most major components. The cat limped back to the truck. Had this one landed on it's feet it may not of made any difference! Someone was going to have to drive around to St. Louis in his truck to meet us for lunch!

The old highway next to
Adamson Lake.

Down on the South Branch by the old tree nursery.

A close up of the other end of the ravine that forms the buffalo jump next to the
South Branch.

The east view from the buffalo jump.

The south east view.

Looking west up the ravine.

Looking south across the ravine at the buffalo jump.

Trouble in paradise.

The renegade and the ZR had sprinted ahead, not watching close enough for signs of danger. One after the other crossing an opposite looking meadow.

The white  S.E. ZR fell  through striking the opposite side with enough force to completely fold up the frame and bulkhead.

With the ZR back at the truck we head to St. Louis.

An old bush plow.

A favorite stop.

Remains of a prairie homestead sticking through the snow.

Not enough momentum!

St. Louis

A little oval racing along the way.

Rolling hills in "No Rock Nisbet"