The weather had been bad for several days and this mountaineering team was left without their scheduled supplies. When the weather finally cleared it was fairly late at night so I did not leave the house until after 9 PM. The snow was fairly soft and I got stuck trying to turn around. This is at about 7000′ elevation and I was loaded with almost 400 lbs of food and supplies. You can tell I was heavy because of the way that tail wheel is digging in. In the Winter I run a tail-ski for added floatation in the powder. But, In the summer the snow is often slippery and compacted so it is nice to have a wheel back-there for added drag to use as an anchor for stopping. It’s great until snow like this when it burrows into the crust like a boat anchor, when I am headed up-hill heavily loaded. The baby bush wheel (pictured above) is usually too fat for a brake and does not float well enough to help out when it gets soft. The baby bush wheel is a fairly new invention and is an awesome piece of equipment in rugged terrain…but not so awesome in the snow. Of course, who is surprised, it was not meant for snow, it’s a wheel :o). I should mention that babybushwheel is my user name on YouTube so if you have not seen any of the 30 videos I have posted you may enjoy this. I also have a new Vimeo page coming that should allow a little higher quality video to be viewed. I have about 300 more unedited video clips that I need to turn into videos as time allows. Keep watching this site because there will be some great new features added after the new year.