Ice Road Trucker Style

Ever since we realized we were heading up to The Pas, J.’s been talking about ice roads. There are a bunch of them around – most long-distance tracks that bring people and supplies into isolated reserves.

But we’ve also got one just up the street from us: a mini-version that gives fishermen an alternate route across the Saskatchewan River.

This weekend, to take the edge off the cabin fever, J. and I did a bit of car-hiking, including following the track over the ice.

I’ll admit I was nervous at first but once you see a few half-tonne trucks leading the way, you start to trust in the solidity of the water’s surface.

7 Responses to Ice Road Trucker Style

  1. Dad and Valerie January 21, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    Looks like a neat little adventure! Hope you guys carry a winter emergency kit for when you want to do some car hiking farther afield. Just a thought.

    • writerspice
      writerspice January 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

      Good idea! We’ll do that before we drive somewhere far (in other words, leave town…)

  2. Julie January 21, 2013 at 12:36 am #

    You guys are living the northern dream. That last ice hut on the way over looks like an actual house.

    • writerspice
      writerspice January 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

      It probably is…

  3. Hazel January 21, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    Ah! Way to go Jason and Lauren …done like true northerners!

  4. Jayne January 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Love the chapeau and the shades, J.

    Holy Crapola!!!! I would be so scared!! Haven’t you guys read any horror novels??????? Even if the ice is a mile thick I’d have to wear a pontoon boat suit!!!!

    Still, you got to do something new, on something cold, so that’s cool!

    Jayne*who was scared for all three minutes of the video, until I saw the bare road*

    • writerspice
      writerspice January 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

      I was scared. Now I’m addicted. Probably a lot of ice-fishermen are wondering who the hell the Ontario Subaru people are who keep crossing their river!

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