Gloomy, foggy, rainy, icy day… #nofilters Image Posted on January 11, 2014 by Stephane Daury Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
At least you have snow, we haven’t had any yet.
Been out playing in your new truck yet??
The way out here was quite something. The cabin is a couple of miles from the main road. The weather has warmed up, and it rained all day. The mountain road was coated with 1/4″ of wet ice, going up.
People who tried to go up flagged me to the side of the road and told me that they just turned back because they could not go. Then explained that a 2 tonnes truck was stuck in the snow bank a little further.
I slid 20 yards when i tried to stop to listen and then 20 yard again when i backed up… They were going back to Montreal.
Having driven an hour, I decided to take my chances. I made it past the big truck and on the way up, I found a large pick up truck also stuck in the snow bank.
He was in quite deep, but after about a dozen pulls, on said ice, I managed to tow him out.
I finally proceeded to complete the half mile left to the cabin, the steepest part.
Mind bogglingly, I made it up at first try. Which is quite baffling, considering that I could barely walk up the same road afterward… The neighbours said no one has been able to come or go since yesterday. Except for me and my 17 year old Toyota. :)
Wow, sounds good fun :-)
I’ll bet your adrenaline was flowing when you were on that ice. We have that problem alot over here as it often doesn’t get cold enough to create that really nice very cold ice that is sticky and gives good grip. We tend to have wet ice which in my experience is far more lethal to drive on even in 4WD.
Adrenaline: you can say that again! Going up twisty roads, not knowing if you’ll make it is quite something. To be honest, I think the way down would have been worse, but the municipality has likely had the time to catch up and sand the road by now. We’ll see.
The pickup I helped out was going down. He put himself in the snow bank. His other option was a cliff with a lake at the bottom… :p
ouch, I think I’d prefer the snow bank too :-)
Note: corrected some speech-to-text induced typos in the above comment, reload if you read it early on. :)