Test Run of my Upgraded Dirtbag Pulk at Trillium Lake

Due to protesting fascism and other obligations, I haven’t been able to get out as much in the New Year as I would’ve hoped for.  However, this weekend I finally got the chance to take my new upgraded pulk out for a spin.  I introduced another friend of mine to the wonders of snow camping this past weekend at Trillium Lake near Mt Hood.  This is an excellent place to give snow camping a shot if you’ve never done it.

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I didn’t think there would be that big of a difference, but this new pulk is a nice improvement from the shitty Home Depot kids sled I had been using.  It’s bigger, so it is much easier to distribute the weight more effectively.  I put the heavy, dense firewood all the way in the back, then the beer/water in the middle, and any other odds and ends in front of that.   Even up hills with a ton of weight, it seemed easier to pull than my last sled.  It is also significantly more stable, my last pulk would tip all the time on the trail.

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The trail was mostly bootpacked so we threw our snowshoes on top as well.  I had no need to use the aluminum fins I purchased because we didn’t need them for this terrain.  I can’t say how great this would be on the trail, as we were mostly on a well-trodden FS road the whole time.  I think it’ll perform really well though.  More to come on how it performs on trails, hopefully I can get out again before the spring thaw starts in earnest.

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