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    cell phone photos from a Canadian Ice Road

    I have recently started my forth year as an ice road trucker and thought that some people may enjoy the photos.
    Sorry that they are from a lousy cell phone. I am usually too tired to even consider dragging out a real camera.

    This weather front hit us hard the next morning.
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    A grader plowing the ice, keeping the road open.
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    sorry, I do not know how it got flipped upside down.
    My trailers.
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    After a security officer, and a grader both got stuck within 10 minutes they parked us there for around 20 hours.
    They did not want to risk us getting stuck.

    This is a photo of the ice.
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    The cracks and bubbles are very similar to what you would see in an ice cube. Just in a bigger scale.

    Those pictures were just from my first trip, and I am hoping on 14 more this year. I will try posting photos as I go along.

    This year every trip is 3 daya long without any issues.

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    Re: cell phone photos from a Canadian Ice Road

    Nice! Keep us updated please, it's "cool" to see those infinite roads crossing the snow terrain. White Canada, freezing cold,

    Cheers,

    Renato

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    Re: cell phone photos from a Canadian Ice Road

    It's a damn shame that you can't take an LF camera with you... although it's obvious why. Do keep track of your experiences though, one way or another. And stay safe (and warm).

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    Re: cell phone photos from a Canadian Ice Road

    I do have a box of 8x10 Provia and may be taking my car up for a visit rather than driving it next year. We are based out of Yellowknife, NWT, and it is a beautiful city that I want to explore with the car rather than a big truck.

    This year we have to do a little highway travel to load.
    This was the highway the other day.
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    that was ice, not water. So we parked there until the sand trucks came through. An icy highway is more slippery than a frozen lake, as this trucker proved.
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    I am on the trip back to town, and will hopefully see something to pass along other than the story from this trip.

    again sorry about the pictures being rotated. This phone does not seem to like me.

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    Re: cell phone photos from a Canadian Ice Road

    If looks could Kill, I would be Dead.
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    It is a Raven, and I think that he wanted to share my lunch.

    There is actually a story here about a Raven that eats with a fork. I may post it some time.

    Just a truck, driven by a friend.
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    Re: cell phone photos from a Canadian Ice Road

    Flipped your upside-down photos for you. That happens sometimes with my iphone. Don't know why it does that, either.








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    Re: cell phone photos from a Canadian Ice Road

    thank you Nodda,
    I miss my Blackberry which didn't have that glitch. However there isn't any need to rotate square format photos.

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    Re: cell phone photos from a Canadian Ice Road

    Thanks
    These are fascinating

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    Re: cell phone photos from a Canadian Ice Road

    not much of a photo, however 5 years ago before I started this job there was an accident between one of our trucks and one hauling explosives. It was a nasty fireball and at least our driver died in the fire.

    I had always thought that the trailer was destroyed too, however I just found out that I was wrong.

    We had another truck fire the other day, and the driver barely escaped in time. The truck pretty much turned to ashes, and here is a photo of the trailer.
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    The same trailer, and the only damage is the placard.
    I have started calling it Christine, based on the car movie.

    The talk is that they are going to crush it now.

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    Re: cell phone photos from a Canadian Ice Road

    sounds like that trailer is cursed, ugh.
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