Cross Fork, Pa
Dec. 31, 2017
It's funny, at our last stop of the evening at the Germania Hotel I heard someone mention the Donner Party. Now don't feel bad if you don't know you're American history (as I didn't until I watched the movie last year). The Donner Party was a group of early American Pioneers who attempted to blaze a trail across the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the mid 1800's in the hopes of reaching California before winter arrived.
Well let me tell you - that didn't turn out nearly as well as our New Years Eve ride with the Central Mountains ATV Association did. But I would be willing to bet that the close to 40 riders and 20 machines on this trip experienced similar weather conditions as the Donners did that winter.
Needless to say we polished off a great buffet meal and saddled up around 7:15 that night. As we pulled out of the parking lot and headed north towards Lyman Run State Park in our loaner Polaris General 1000 from Off Road Motorsports in Myerstown, Pa I only had one thing in mind. Lord, please bring us all home alive.