14 thoughts on “Ice Roading”

    1. This is a well-travelled shortcut road that crosses the lake between Yellowknife and Dettah and takes about 10 mins. Going around on the land road takes 20-30, so everyone loves it when the ice road opens. Cheers.

  1. Certainly colder than it is here in Vermont – Although it sure feels cold with the temp barely above freezing and rain pouring down!

    1. That sort of cold rain is nasty. If the drops are freezing as they touch surfaces, that means they are actually colder than the air around them. And there’s nothing worse than being cold and wet. Here at least, you wear a giant parka, good wind pants and mitts and you’re usually fine.

    1. Actually, I think it’s a much safer way to learn to handle ice since you can’t really go off the road or tip over because of that. You could spin, but you would need to be going really fast for that to happen, and even then, you would just run out of momentum (and kick up a lot of snow and scare yourself 😉 ). Lots of people here are from cities in the south and they learn the ice roads quickly, so you probably would too.

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