1:35PM The new snow that had fallen
overnight didn't bother us much in the Fort a la Corne. But out
in the open heading west of James Smith we were down to a crawl.
I would think that most people would think 20-30 MPH would be
slow enough! This photo is darkened slightly.
This photo is tinted a lot in an effort to show definition.
Buddy is standing in the canal below my sled about where my sled
impacted then followed one hell of a roller coaster ride back up
to the top.
Just darkened up. Surprisingly there was no sensation of a drop
or roller coaster ride up just an impact, snow explosion and the
action of landing hard on the gear bag and windshield.
Immediately after impact I raised
my arm to signal those behind me. I was told that it was
visually very hard to comprehend, first I completely disappeared
then a split second later reappeared with my arm in the air!
A small amount of grass is
evident scattered down from the top because right after
signaling the others in the group my sled started (while sitting
there idling) to roll back into this huge hole behind me. I
reached up and gave her a stab of throttle and the Saber Cat
spun down briefly then moved ahead 5 or 6 feet to level ground.
This is more of a side view.
1:59 PM This is a side view while the sled was still in place
after the slightly unexpected
These snaps are also side view, but with the sled moved.
This is starting to remind me of another time 10 years ago 04-08
3:38PM No worse for any significant wear,
a damaged windscreen, I wasn't kicked off, that was to come a
little later in the day, about 2 hours later to be exact.