Michigan is typically home to cold, snowy winters which makes for great conditions if you’re into winter activities like ice fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, and winter 4wheeling. This year, however, its been warmer than usual. This winter has seen more rainfall than snowfall and consequently the deep fresh powder just isn’t there.
Each winter, around the last weekend in January, the Soldiers of Fortune Offroad club (SoFo) holds a trail riding event known as SnoFari. The event consists of a day and a half of winter wheeling, great food and good people. Celebrating 10 years strong, the event has grown over the years and is limited to around 60 vehicles plus trail guides and sponsors. This was BDS’s 4th year attending and we have a blast each year. We hit the road in the Project Raider, our 2015 Chevy HD towing Project KJ, our 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD to hit the trails. With daytime temps predicted in the upper 30s we weren’t sure what to expect, but to our surprise there was decent snowfall on the ground, and the sunny 38 degrees made for pleasant trail riding. Plenty of hill climbs, tight trails and off-camber obstacles for use to put Project KJ to use.
Saturday is the main event and after a full day of action out on the trail we headed in to clean up and get ready for the banquet dinner. They have an awesome spread catered each year, give out to SoFo awards and raffle off tens of thousands of donated items from Sponsors. Congrats to everyone that brought home a SoFo awards and sponsor swag. SoFo once again hosted a great event, they go out of their way to make sure everyone has a great time. We look forward to attending next year, but curious if its too early to make a request for more snowfall?
SnoFari 2016 Video (go to link)