Building Drill Roads
we offical made it a family fun day packing snow on the winter drill roads by having xena's boyfriend join us. we checked the weathernetwork on line and there was no mention of snow but it sure did snow lots. oh well the pictures didn't turn out that well.
the hard part was being able to see as you drive around the edge of the lake. plus staying on the already packed area we did 10 days ago with the ski-doos.
even in the bush on the portage form one lake to the next it was hard to see.
depending how the winds have been blowing there was less snow in the then in other places.
we now have made 4 trips back and forth around the edge of swamp lake 2 and it hard to see that we were even here.
a group photo of us having fun.
now the snow gets deep and the KoO-Tracks have no problem what so ever.
there is close to 16" of fresh snow since we last packed here 10 days ago.
of course the weight of the snow is pushing down on the muskeg and more water comes up. this is whatt we want to happen so it freezes better.
we just about sunk the KoO-Tracks by getting off the packed trail and traveling on non-frozen ground. the pictures don't show how deep the snow is or how bad it was on almost geting stuck.
the snow never stopped all day and it was harder and harder to follow the packed trails.
yes, hang on and hope for the best when driving the KoO-Tracks.
this will give you an idea how much snow we were packing down to take the fluff out.
in the 10 days since we packed with ski-doos, the water hole that would not support us has 6" of ice now. if we didn't pack the snow, this would not have froze.
it was good ice to chip away and will support the weight of the heavy D6 cat when we plow open the road for use.
more deep snow which was no problem because we made back and forth trips to equal 100kms according to the trip-o-meter on the truck.
we flooded the creek 7 days ago and the creek area froze up very nicely. it is hard to believe we could not even walk or had a hard time even standing here.
this is what the final product of all the snow packing we did which is a nice smooth surface that will freeze up really good in the weeks to come.
we are loaded up and heading back to the Kingdom after a family fun day.
Winter Drill Roads Part 1
Winter Drill Roads Part 2
Winter Drill Roads Part 3
Winter Drill Roads Part 4
Winter Drill Roads Part 5
Winter Drill Roads Part 6
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