Saturday, March 9, 2013

Snowmobile Hill Climb

I am a month late posting this but would like to share photos of the event.  On February 8 and 9, 2013 this snowmobile hill climb took place on a huge hill on the Price ranch in Geneva, Idaho.  The event was sponsored by RMSHA (Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association) and was promoted by the Bear Lake County Rim Riders.
There were about 500 rides on the hill the day I was there.  The weather was light snow, so the skies were overcast and the light less than ideal.
The riders would get up as much speed as possible at the foot of the hill where they had a sharp turn to begin the climb.
These two photos were hand held pans.  The deep soft snow was difficult to move in so I stayed at the foot of the hill and decided not to use a tripod.
The fastest climb that I saw finished the course in 54 seconds.  That is remarkable on this very steep hill with several turns and jumps.  I purposely chose a slow shutter speed to blur the rider and give a feeling of speed.

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