Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 24, 2013

Snowmobile trip is 'ultimate U.P. adventure'


He straps a Go Pro video camera on his chest to make it visually more exciting for his friends.

“You see some of the trip as I make my way,” he said

Johnson laughed when asked how fast he drives.

“That depends on the area,’ he said. “When you hit the U.P., they’ve converted a lot of train rails and they’re fast and they’re straight. You can easily run into the 70s pretty comfortably. As fast as a car would go on a major highway.”

Johnson reached his destination of Copper Harbor on Wednesday, but decided on a repeat trip Thursday to get better video.

If all goes well, he plans to be home Monday or Tuesday with good memories.

“I always meet a lot of people who are really friendly and willing to help you out if you need help,” he said. “The snowmobile industry is pretty good up here. Folks are happy to see you come and they want you to come back again.”

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