Monday, March 22, 2010

Not exactly adventure per se

Just a pile of work.
We have a cabin near town that needs a new roof on it, and with winter starting to close down, we figured it would be wise to get all the material in to it now before the snow goes, as we don't have road access.  So, Friday was spent gathering material, loading up, and getting out to the cabin.  Kilrich (local building material vendor) also brought out a truck load of material to add to the pile of timbers and T&G flooring I had on the tralier.
This all had to go in the .6Km to the site by snowmobile.

2x10x16' rafters made for some awkward loads.

The pile grows larger.
What I had foreseen taking the better part of 2 days actually was completed in one, and by 7PM Saturday evening, the huge pile of material was safely tarped up at the site.  That left Sunday free for cutting and hauling firewood to add to the existing pile.


The view from our deck.
So now with that out of the way, the rest of the spring is free for other, less tedious endevours.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The days are just packed.

Sunny weather and cool overnight temps promised bomber sled trails, and they were!
Grabbed Kona and headed out to Cantlie lake, again!  Trail was in fantastic shape, took about 4 hours round trip.
Had the new Lumix LX3 along so played with it a bit.
Its a pretty cool little camera.

Always hard to get any detail with a furry dog thats black as night.

The trail out from Cantlie is a hoot.  A long, twisty, bermed masterpiece for fat bikes. 
A bit of a grind in, but the ride out is everything we ride bikes for. 

Until Kona grows opposable thumbs, no picture of me.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Official get psyched for summer post

Right.  Since my new camera hasn't shown up yet, I'm image-less from a nice ride into Cantlie Lake yesterday.  Took Kona and an energy bar and off we went.
However, that doesn't do much for the reader, so, here is a quick photo essay of a nice trip myself and 2 friends took to "Slice" mountain.  Whether thats its name or not is unknown.  Hell, the whole Yukon is made up of unamed features.
Its down at the South end of Kusawa Lake, and if you have never been down that way, you owe it to yourself to  make the trip.  Outstanding.  Magnificent.  These words and more can be used to describe that neck of the woods.  Its a bit of a chore to get there, especially if you don't have a boat.  Easy access alpine, great beaches, good rock climbing (more or less untouched).
Looking up the lake to Ark Mountain.

Oh yeah!

Looking towards Slice mountain.

The rock actually leaves alot to be desired quality wise, cool to look at though.

On the way out.

Summers coming.........

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bail bail!

This photo kind of sums up todays fun and games
Tony and I were off to ride the Fish Lake/Alligator loop and the weather looked promising.  We ran the shuttle, headed up to Fish lake, and were rocked by the gusts as we suited up and headed off up the lake.

Like I said, it looked great.

Tony finding his own happy place.

After battling the maelstrom for an hour or so, and losing whatever trail there was, we grew tired of it all and found shelter in a cabin where we ate our chocolate and basked in the warm sunshine streaming through the windows.  We are so weak.

The blowing snow looked nicer from in here.

Then we hopped back on the bikes and roared back down the lake, surprising some dog mushers with our unlikely presence.
The weather looks to be solid for the next week or so, so hopefully we can get this trip wrapped up soon.