Grandfather, Larry Erickson, and his grandson, Brodie Erickson started their history with snowmobiling together when Brodie was just a baby in Hurley, Wisconsin. Larry has been in The White Thunder snowmobile club for decades now while Brodie spearheaded his own group, a youth snowmobile club called The Little Rippers. With a value on community and exploration of those sacred untouched views just after a snowfall, we hear about why this family’s life is set on snowmobiling. Let’s explore the snow capitol in Iron County!
Flying over the vast trail systems of Hurley we see riders spraying down snowy trails with their sleds. Learning about the work that goes into grooming this system shows all of the care that goes into this sport, which takes teams of volunteers to keep running. The giant groomer machines glide deep into the night into morning. The family is proud of the work they put into them.
At Weber Lake, Trail Coordinator, Tara, tells us about all of the other winter sports and activities found in Iron County from cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, ice skating, ice fishing. We learn how much has gone into preserving these sporting opportunities while maintaining and improving safety for participants both locals and visitors. Before we end our journal we pop our heads into the Iron Nugget and Sharon’s Coffee Company after a big day of adventure in the great north.