Nice ride Fred and the mud puddle looked rather deep. Different kind of "water crossing" going on there eh? There were, maybe still are, several old Forest Service Lookouts available to use here as a rental. We haven't looked into renting one for several years as the one's we liked were booked up during our free time. The one you visited looked really nice and I like the "free" part with a reservation.
This past weekend we found a Chrysler PT Cruiser in the creek on an ATV trail. Looked like it had been rolled over. A little more dramatic ending for the PT Cruiser driver than your snowmobile. Snowmobile looks retrievable, PT Cruiser is gonna take a bit more work to remove it as the trail isn't wide enough for a tow truck. Maybe Heli it out! Thanks for sharing.