On the road and off it too.

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  1. KevinJS

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    There has been some interest from various people in what I get up to trucking around western Canada, so I thought I'd start this thread to share photographs etc.

    I drive off road quite a lot (hence the thread title) so I get to see some pretty interesting stuff.

    Feel free to make comments and ask questions, or just take a look.

    For starters, here are some photographs I took earlier today in Chetwynd, British Columbia. Every year, the town hosts the World Chainsaw Carving Championship, and these photographs show some of the work.



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    Hmmm I may stalk...er, subscribe to this thread, looks interesting already. Like the carved bench, but where would I put it? Oh do you take request? I love looking at beautiful trees and forest, I hear that part of the world has lovely woodlands. When I visit family in Northern California I always try to see the sequoias.
     
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    Sure, I can do requests. Thanks for replying. And you are in luck. The Fall colors are just coming.



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    This is more often than not what the view from my window looks like.



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    Here's my truck. 53 tons fully loaded.

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    Here are some more carvings.



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    I didn't even know Big Rigs had the capabilities to go off road! Sure there is plenty of power but I always thought the weight would just dig itself into the earth and... Well, get stuck? Are those pine trees?
     
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    We have a lot of gravel and dirt roads. While my truck is not capable of going across a ploughed field, where it would certainly sink up to it's axles, it spends a lot of time off the blacktop.

    And of course, we have the ice roads in the winter. I'll be posting pictures of those here, too.

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    I'll be following too. Great pictures.
     
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    Thanks. Hoping to have an entertaining winter. And I'll be on the lookout for anything I think will be of interest. I'm heading out west this weekend, so more pictures will follow early next week. There is no phone service where I'm going, so I won't be around all weekend. I'll have to do a posting blitz when I get back to civilization.
     
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    Have a safe trip this weekend. :)
     
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    Nice pics and scenic view, Kevin!

    Give us a honk for for IPF here while you ar on the road!!
     
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    Prince George BC, right now

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    Leaving Smithers BC. 255 km to my first delivery point. Nothing to do for 3 hours but enjoy the view.



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    Sounds tough, but someone's got to do. :)
     
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    So now I'm going to be heading somewhere up here. This is where it can get interesting.



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    Fabulous photos Kevin! Can't believe they can carve like that with a chainsaw...wonders never cease.

    Keep them coming!
     

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