Our inaugural family fatbiking excursion was up Mill Creek Road, a popular Forest Service skiing and snowmobiling route south of Livingston.
A combination of fatbiking, skijoring, sledding and hiking delivered our multiple family group up the road, with a respite of snacks and sunshine.
Lesson learned: Seems we tend to get forgetful at the beginning of each winter season in regards to keeping warm. It is always easy to get hot and sweaty only to stop an activity and become the victim of a sudden temperature shift. In our case all of the three kids got pretty darn cold by the time we had towed them back to the car.
Next time: We’re going to be better armed with some sleeping bags or a blanket, more warm beverages and possibly some HotHands or similar product.
All in all our little experiment was fun and informative. Another huge factor as always is having another great family to share the experience with. Thanks Dale and Hannah!
Now we are working hard and fast to clearly define the many routes and trails that we are allowed operate these bikes on. So far the Forest Service has been super helpful.
Get out there and have an adventure!