Unprepared

Rookie Snowmobilers Messing Up

Story and Photo by Brandi Johnson

As backcountry snowmobilers, my boyfriend Steve Shay, his son Kody, friend Wyatt Caviness and I have come across a lot of people over the years who were out to have fun but were unprepared to cope with Idaho’s often treacherous winter conditions.

Last winter alone, we helped two groups of snowmobiles and a couple of backcountry skiiers to get out of the wilderness.

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Brandi Johnson

About Brandi Johnson

Brandi Johnson is an Idaho native who graduated from Meridian High School and has had a seventeen-year career in the trucking industry to date, ten of those years with Idaho-based Western Trailers. Brandi enjoys the state’s camping, boating, hiking and snowmobiling opportunities, and is passionate about photography and chasing sunsets.