Ice Roads

There is still a fair amount of interest in ice roads, so here are a few photos.

Ice Road to NPRA

Ice Road to NPRA

Here’s the windshield view heading west from Prudhoe.  This is a nice day.  The smudges and black spots aren’t UFOs or a dirty camera lens, they’re chips in the windshield.

Ice Road on the Beaufort Sea

Ice Road on the Beaufort Sea

Different road.  Heading north on the ice to an exploration drill site.  I think that this is Oooguruk, but not sure.

Oooguruk Drill Site

Oooguruk Drill Site

The Oooguruk drill site during construction.  The road is pretty indistinct here.  We’re following the truck rig left of center in the photo.  At this point we’re about 3 miles offshore, driving on about 14 feet of ice.

Other posts about ice roads are here, here, here, and here.

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