Tartan Rapids at Prosperous Lake
Cliffs of Blanchette Island
Shore of Great Slave Lake
Overflow is raising its ugly head through the snow again. Heavy snow on the lakes forces water up through the cracks.
Here are a couple of emails sent in by riders over the last few days…..
On Sunday I was on a small lake east of Walsh Lake with myself and another guy. I had my Skidoo Renegade and he had a Skidoo GSX, I have a big paddle on my track and he had a small paddle on his track. I was leading and when I hit the overflow I hit the throttle and skipped through it, he did not. We pushed pulled, said a few words we may should not have and went nowhere. The water mixes with snow, made a fairly solid block and the small sled cannot push its way through it. What we ended up doing was to run back and forth on the trail with the Renegade which mixed the snow and water and turned it into water. With the GSX pushing only water it was relatively easy to get out. When making the trail of water do not go slow, keep the throttle on. We were in a foot of snow and 5” of water.
Was out to Blatchford yesterday with a group. Left Reid campground by sled and went out. Lots of overflow about halfway up to the lodge and it just kept going. There was open water as well off of the tree marked trails on the lakes. Figured you should know. Very dangerous and rough after the halfway mark and on to Blatchford.