Thor's Trail Notes - 12/05/2018

Thor's Trail Notes - 12/05/2018

Wonderful Wednesday

Sun and more sun with a serving of wind. Trail conditions hardened up a bit but still a little punchy. We were able to maintain higher speeds today. 8 mph whoa, slow down big fella. Higher speeds and two sharp turns made for some of the most exciting driving thus far. Turning right at Camp 20 puts you driving directly at the Mountains, good scenery.

Camp 20 turn also means some rough driving. This section always seems to get strong crosswinds carving some pretty solid speed bumps perpendicular to the trail. They did there job and we slowed to7.5 mph. 0.5 mph doesn't sound like much but trust me your back can tell. 
Changed out our first U-Barrel at lunch. Yes, U stands for urine. Yellow snow bad.

We also took the time to fill the Generator. It didn't need it yet, however, the next couple of days of the trail can be challenging to find campsites. The parking configuration at lunch allows us to fuel without leaving the trail. This leaves more real estate to the sides of the trail for campsites with clean snow for melting. 

Passed SALSA traverse. They are currently camped at Camp 20 and in the process of building a runway. This will allow them to have aircraft support for their project. 
Josh was our chef this evening. He whipped up some sliced turkey with cranberries, Garlic, and butter mashed taters and Honeyed carrots. He finished the production with a cookie caramel slice with chocolate chip ice cream. 

Almost forgot successful Day 7 No Tractor Snack. I think we need to turn up the temptation level a notch or two. 

Mileage today: 65
Remaining Miles: 461

Intentions: Head South. Deliver fuel. Stay Positive. Respect Safety. Heat the South Pole. Laugh. Crossword. Eat Well. Trail Maintenance. Bleach everything. 

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