Each year a team from HLL heads up to the lodge in order to complete the winter supply haul. When the ice is hard and thick we transport all of the fuel and supplies we will need for the upcoming season to the lodge. Using snowmobiles and an ice auger we check the thickness of the ice to ensure it is safe to cross with the heavy truck loads. Once the ice has been checked, a bulldozer pushes open the winter road to the shoreline of Hatchet. Over the course of the winter, this road fills with snow nearly 5' high in places. Once at the lake edge, two loaders push a road across the frozen lake to the lodge. When the road has been made and is well cleared, the fuel and supply trucks come to unload.
Please watch the video above for a look into the days spent on the 2022 winter supply haul!
- Clay Busby
Who Is Global Rescue?
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Click the video to hear from GM and owner of HLL, Harvey Kroll and his outlook for the 2022 season.
With record high water at Hatchet Lake the crew had to build a new dock. The previous dock which has been in use for roughly 15 years is partially under water and due to the ice melt this year is in rough shape. The new dock was built in the same place as the original T-Dock from years ago. Making it much closer to the main lodge and guest cabins.
Watch the video above to see how we did it and the progress along the way. Stay tuned for more updates from the 2021 season of updates and renovations.
- Clay Busby