awesome pics. Lots like a fun trip! Always good to catch your first caribou. so no damage after you got stuck in the water/slush?
None. I was very concerned for the battery as it was either partially or fully submerged, there was no way to tell. Not to mention most of the front end was sitting in the water for 3 hours. But it was all good!
Had a great trip last weekend, went out with a friend about 180km north of town out on the open tundra to look for caribou. We had a kamotiq with our supplies and I had 40L of extra gas with me so I knew I had a range of about 560km. Well, it was quite the adventure as I managed to sink my sled in a patch of water, 3 hours of pulling and we finally got it out. I was quite worried as we were at least 150km from town with nothing or no one else around but yes the ACE 600 started right up, we were very relieved! And lo and behold, the next day we came across some fresh caribou tracks and after 3 years of looking I finally got my first caribou
Can't say enough good things about the ACE 600. My friend has a Yamaha 4-stroke and together we were able to cover a massive range with the fuel we had. Here are some pics.
Expedition Sport loaded up with my gear as we only had one kamotiq (mine is broken otherwise we would have had two).
And here is my sled sunk in a patch of water. I was leading us and I could see that the track we were following had gone over this patch of ice. I tested it and yup, sled broke right through. It was too far to pull out forward so we had to pull it from the rear. I'm glad my friend had his Yamaha 4-stroke as it had a lot of grunt.
It was a lot of work but we finally managed to get the back on on solid ground for the pull out. Always bring lots of rope!
We found a pack of 6 caribou the next day and I finally got my first caribou after looking for three years.