|Pit stop on the Berens River|
As I mentioned earlier, this trip was a fairly uneventful drive. Aside from receiving a mix of ice pellets and rain the first day, the ice highway was in excellent shape due to lack of transport and semi traffic. We were able to make close to record times on the first three legs of the trip. On our final leg out from Sandy to Red Lake we met about a dozen fuel tankers. These heavy vehicles quickly deteriorate the road conditions.
The first leg up the winter road is usually the most troublesome as our trucks are typically overloaded and we have to crawl at a snails pace. The only issues we incurred the entire four legs of driving were a bad rim on our trailer and one temporarily stuck vehicle due to a soft spot in the ice on a small creek. Attached is a quick video I made documenting our drive. As you can see the weather was amazing, our first day was approximately -30 Celsius (-22 F) and sunny. The other three days of driving the temperatures held around -10 Celsius ( 14 F).
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