Really, i have been having to many stories lately. with some sort of vehicle involved.
Today again i did have fun, but how much fun is this?
We planned to work on the Jo-jo trail a little more, took the snowshoes, shovels.
We didn't get very far.
Before this, i already got stuck, in the ditch along the Alaska highway. There is this little stretch we have to follow the road. Don decides to make a trail in the ditch, like we do other years. He was good, but now i got stuck. And him being ahead, he didn't miss me for a while. I could not pull the skidoo out myself. Pulling and puffing to no avail, he luckily came back for me.
The weather is glorious!
And on we go. Instantly when we drop onto the Mendenhall river there is some overflow. I just follow at a save distant as fast as is safely to go. I have to admit i like these kind of wild trips.
Till around a bend, Don is standing still in the middle of a puddle. I pull up beside him to be... totally in the water. No, not that bad, just wet feet, winter boots are not made for water.
I am always a little anticipated about the flow of water under the ice. Don says that's no problem, you won't fall through, too many layers of frozen up overflow.
He says the problem is the machines, the water and slush in them will freeze up, enabling the machine to work properly.
(I do always carry all sorts of survival gear, no life jacket though)
Anyway we are not sinking, but i am happy to be able to get the skidoo on ice, see photo.
We keep going to find a place where we can turn, we really could have turned around here, but i guess we both like the ride.
More water and then ice, where there was water last week.
On land we take a break, and Don turns around in the meadow.
I am not so skilled, to turn in deep snow, go way out, the meadow not big enough for me, get stuck again. more pulling.
It keeps me fit!
Back through the water, there is no other way really. Now knowing what to expect we navigate :) the river safely.
Dry socks, dry toque, some tea and cookies, in the sun.