This past Sunday we went on an adventure. A friend of ours, 'C,' and the two of us headed out on one of the many ice roads up here to go for a longer drive than usual.
Every once in a while up here you have to take your truck for a run... all the 'city' driving and extended periods without use in sub zero temperatures lead to awful mileage and unhappy noises coming from the truck, so it's one of those things you just kind of have to do.
We set off on Great Slave Lake, drove for around an hour until we got to a small fishing camp, drove through the snow for a little while longer and then took the long route home. There were a few interesting sights, including a couple great cracks in the ice. Nothing to worry about- the ice is still ridiculously thick (like, the last weight rating I saw for the big lake was nearly 5,000 kg... and you have to remember that people use transport trucks on the ice all the time)