Snow, Ice, And Cameras In The Bush

I had a great day yesterday with the director of the tv show that’s here filming this week. We scouted the locations I had in mind for the shoot, then took a ride around to get some shots of the area. It’s tough walking in the woods, as there is 3.5 feet of snow with a half-inch crust of solid ice on top. In conditions like this I move very slowly, usually doing a two step with my snowshoe before planting my foot. Whenever I try and speed up or don’t pay attention, the toe of my snowshoe gets caught under the ice crust and I do a face plant. The trails I’ve packed are solid, so we’ll be walking on them until the middle of the day when it warms up and the ice crust softens. These are just difficult conditions for mobility.

At the end of the day we were out on the lake.  While he was filming the sunset, we chipped a hole through the ice and put a line in the water, jigging with a spoon.

Today we start shooting and the weather is supposed to be fantastic.

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