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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-21-2017, 03:08 PM
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Lot of ammo for a Jeep Cherokee Club of the Month Contest submission!
Definitely. If only @phatgreatwall would make a return appearence here.

Hopefully he made it back from Attawapiskat Ok...

@Mudman1 : I hear you. Straight line it's 650 miles (1100 Km). I tried to zoom in on the roads that go up there, but Google Earth doesn't have enough details. Maybe a paper Ontario road map would show it, but I don't have one. Likely an 800+ mile trip.

My brother works on the Quebec side of James Bay, maybe 30-40 miles further North than Attawapiskat and there are enough gas stations to make it up there safely. But I have no idea on the Ontario side.

Ok just looked it up more. Apparently, the road ends at Moosonee (except in winter). Moosonee is at the Southern tip of James Bay. In winter, you can drive from Moosonee up to more communities along James Bay, including Attiwapiskat.
The drive from Toronto to Moosonee is roughly 520 miles.
Straight line from Moosonee to Attiwapiskat is 137 miles. So 650-ish may be close.
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Found this : https://www.thestar.com/news/ontario...n_ontario.html

So Moosonee to Attiwapiskat is roughly 300 Km (200 miles) by winter road.

Safe ice depth for big rigs (up to 100 000 pounds) is 43 inches. 20 inches is Ok for 16 500lbs. They have to flood the road to thicken up the ice, or else big trucks would never be able to go up there.

Definitely safe to drive up there.

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Well, you can't even drive to Moosonee except by ice road as well. Otter Rapids is the *end of the road* going North, which is 93 miles South of Moosonee, so officially the ice road starts there. One anecdote says it takes 6 hours to drive from Timmins Ontario to Moosonee. And Toronto to Timmins is roughly 435 miles (8 hours). So that's 8 + 6 + that 200 mile ice road from Moosonee to Attiwapiskat. I'm thinking @phatgreatwall made a pit stop in Timmins overnight, because most of his pics up on the ice road are daytime, and sun sets mid-late afternoon up there in February. And who would drive such a road at night... except the locals maybe...

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Wow. I drove some very isolated roads at night over the summer...because it was still light out! I don't know that I would do a lot of night driving by choice on ice roads, but i have never had to make that decision.

Good information @Mark_, thanks for sharing.
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