Archive for January, 2013

What way do we go???????

Our team leaders have a real challenge figuring out the trail system. They lead and the rest follow. Today was a real challenge because it rained yesterday and the snow had a coating of ice. Our sleds need snow to cool them and to provide lubrication to the slides. We traveled 180 miles today and arrived safely in Hearst tonight.

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In  Cochrane, Ontario we visited:

They let you in the Habitat with the Polar Bears, you get to pet them, if you can get close enough!


Over 50 Sleds from the 60’s – 80’s

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Frigid on the trail today, windchill just standing still was -14F. A total of 174 miles today. Everyone made it in safe with no frostbite

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Frederick House Bridge

Garry Randall, Dave Gentry and Ralph Gordon crossing the Frederick House Bridge.

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Frederick House River

We went for a circle ride today and came upon the Frederick House River. A beautiful spot hidden from the main trail.

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Abitibi River Near Fraserdale, Ontario


Extreme Tours Base Camp – the only fuel and food this far north



All the comforts of home at the Base Camp, except the bathroom is outside

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Arrived in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario

Lunch at Casey’s

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On The Trail

The scenery on the trail today was beautiful. High today was -7 degrees. Burr!!!!!!

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Both Groups have safely arrived in Hearst, Ontario. We rode 150 miles from Wawa to Hornepayne, Ontario yesterday and stayed at “Uncles” last night (no internet access, so no post yesterday). We had several Yamaha’s we could not get started this morning with temps at -20F. One ultimately rode in the trailer to Hearst. We are heading to Smooth Rock Falls in the Morning. Plan on posting video later this evening.



Patented a new invention today: “Snowmobile Cover” for a Yamaha made from an electric blanket.



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