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kootenaycat
01-15-2006, 10:05 PM
Got out sledding again today, first sunny day we've had in a couple of weeks, so had to take advantage of it! Not much snow where we unloaded at about 1800', but soon got into 2-3', and eventually up to almost 7' at about 6000' elevation! Buddies MM700 was only running on 2 cylinders, so I got the pleasure of breaking trail! Got stuck a few times, and had to take a couple trys on a few hills before finally making it, but eventually we got to one of the guys cabin. There we spent a couple of hours taking turns shovelling the almost 7' of snow off the roof before we would go inside! My back will be thanking me tomorrow!

Taz Jeep
01-15-2006, 10:34 PM
Awesome snow pic's [cheers]

u-can-2
01-15-2006, 10:35 PM
Jelous as fuck yo. Nothin like breakin trail on a day like that [5]

Murd0c
01-15-2006, 10:38 PM
looking really good, never broke a new trail before but want to bad!!

nfc
01-15-2006, 10:48 PM
sweet!!

Big_Ern
01-15-2006, 10:54 PM
Beauty day[36]



but just curious why you gotta shovel the snow off the roof before ya go in? Just cause all the wieght might cause it to cave in or what?

ddog75blazer
01-15-2006, 11:58 PM
nice pics

Burge
01-16-2006, 12:23 AM
awesome

lincoln locked
01-16-2006, 08:27 AM
very nice

Honky
01-16-2006, 09:28 AM
WOW! Incredible pictures!!!!!!!!

You should enter one into pic of the month contest. Too bad about the date stamp on each of them but if you send me the original I would happy to take that out for you.

Always look forward to your pictures!!

Honky
01-16-2006, 09:28 AM
WOW! Incredible pictures!!!!!!!!

You should enter one into pic of the month contest. Too bad about the date stamp on each of them but if you send me the original I would happy to take that out for you.

Always look forward to your pictures!![36]

Big_Ern
01-16-2006, 02:30 PM
if they're still on the camera card you can turn off the date stamp and save them to the computer again and the date won't be there

MundusPax
01-16-2006, 02:44 PM
great pics

kootenaycat
01-16-2006, 05:26 PM
Yes, it was an awesome day! Worked the sled hard for about 6km straight bustin trail!

BigErn, thanks for the tip, I'll try to resave them without the date, if not, I'll send HWA the original. And with the weight of snow on top of the cabin, I didn't trust the roof. He built with it 4x4's on 16" centres, and it's not a peaked roof. Going to try to find a formula for the approx weight of snow on the roof, 7' deep snow on top of a 12X16 room.

78f150
01-16-2006, 05:29 PM
Beautiful Pics

lizard
01-16-2006, 05:31 PM
cool as per usual ..

..28+ straight days of rain here

Pegleg
01-16-2006, 05:39 PM
sweet pics...just got back from a drive up hemlock,snowing like a fuker...i love snow!!!!

Stupiduki
01-16-2006, 05:51 PM
[36] nice pics. im going sledding at the cabin next weekend. suppost to be 2 feet of new snow there. cant wait, fargen work is getting in the way[51]

allwagon
01-16-2006, 06:02 PM
Nice pic's,,,, Is that around bluberry ridge outside of Ymir?

dirt balls
01-16-2006, 06:10 PM
wow can you say snow great pics

kootenaycat
01-16-2006, 08:51 PM
Nice pic's,,,, Is that around bluberry ridge outside of Ymir?

No, it's up Rialto Ck (Haul road) between Castlegar and Lower Arrow Lake. Anything around Ymir is going to be high avvy risk for a while, steep terrain around there! We had a hard enough time getting up the logging roads Sunday as it was! I really need a new sled, 800 Rev with a 151"!! Maybe next year! [36]

carey
01-16-2006, 09:28 PM
hey rich isn't that the place to be right now now rain just clean air an snow

sparkes3
01-18-2006, 04:19 PM
the formula for 7 feet of snow on a 12 by16 roof is sweat and shovel

kootenaycat
01-18-2006, 08:26 PM
the formula for 7 feet of snow on a 12 by16 roof is sweat and shovel

Thanks tips. :D Yah, it was back breaking, but had to be done if he wanted the cabin to be standing much longer!