Pictures from our trip to Naneum Ridge 3-19-1994
The story must be told first...
Dick Burrows AA7PR volunteered to take the crew up in his "new to him" Snowcat. Because it was untried, Mike N7NEW decided to ride his Snowmobiles along for backup. Kirk (Mike's Son rode the second sled) Everything went fine on the way up. The radio work was completed and we started back down. Kirk & Mike were riding ahead and sweeping up through the meadows playing. We noticed we had not seen the Snowcat for awhile so we rode back up the trail looking for the crew. We found them sitting dead in the water with a big puddle of oil behind where Dick shut the Cat down. After scrutinizing the situation we found that the front axel cross member had broke loose and slammed back into the engines oil pan. It broke some other stuff in the process. Well, the Cat was done so Kirk & Mike started ferrying crew members out to the trucks on the two Snowmobiles. Monday we hired a D3 dozer to travel into the Snowcat and pull it out to the trailer. (about 7 miles in)
Here are some pictures from the trip. Click on them to see full size...
Trip up to site Site arrival Site tower pictures
Bob WA7HTJ & Jim Jack W7HNH Site View North
Site View North Kirk & Sleds View towards Blewett View towards Eburg Mission Ridge
Crew Headed down Ralph N7XQL Monday Tow out
Monday Tow out