Episode 4 - into the Avalanche Zone
Offgrid homesteaders are fighting nature’s wrath, tooth and nail. In Talkeetna, Josh and Annie urgently need to move their cabin away from a rapidly rising river. But moving an entire cabin is fraught with danger, and the battle is on to save their home as they haul it up the riverbank. While near the remote outpost of Healy Ron Hudson, and daughter Ashley are in a race to replace a leaking roof before a snowstorm strikes, with disastrous results.
On the railroad, a deadly avalanche threatens to derail a crucial delivery of mining equipment. After heavy snowfall in the Chugach Mountains, Railroad section-chief, Bruce Gough is forced to bring out the big guns, a 105mm howitzer with military grade explosives to trigger man made avalanches along the track. These preventative avalanches dislodge excess snow, and will stop a deadly natural avalanche from hitting the on coming train. But Bruce and his team are seriously under pressure as the freight crew power their mile and a half train North from the Port of Whittier through the mountains to Anchorage, Bruce needs to ensure that the tracks are clear and that the crew and the train is out of danger, but can he make it in time?