So what does the national security of North America and snowmobiling have in common? Well for many decades it was a small town in the Algoma region of Ontario called Elliot Lake. Found on the north shore of Lake Huron, halfway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury—Elliot Lake was the site of one of the largest uranium mining operations in this hemisphere—uranium that was used in warheads for the nuclear arsenal that kept the Soviet Union at bay from shortly after the end of World War II. Oh, and it just happens to be in the middle of one of the most beautiful snowmobiling destinations in Canada.