Going fast. 60% or more of the lake is free of ice. Hard to get pictures to show what is happening…. Might go out in a day or so.
I got an email from Shaun Berry on the 29th telling me there was 26.5 inches of ice out from the Allen A Beach. But things may be looking up……
The Ice Watch people are still “watching” but not very carefully and we probably have three or four weeks, at least, with ice. It is still like the middle of winter. Don’t plan on swimming much for awhile. Continue reading
ICE OUT GUESSING ENDED ON MARCH 9th. Now the waiting begins. There is a “bit” of open water but mostly over a foot of ice. Continue reading
Skiing from one end of the lake to the other can cause mental strain. Which path do you take? Continue reading
The lake is now in full winter mode. Skiers and snowmobiles are out and about and the lake is well frozen (in most places). We also have a return of the eagle pair! Continue reading
The lake froze early but it was not safe for travel for awhile. Over the holidays, people tested the ice and found it quite thick and now, in early January, snowmobiles have been out and ATVs are active. Continue reading
Soon after the lake was frozen with a small amount of snow on smooth ice.
Yes, the lake froze early but it is still not safe for travel. People have walked near the edges but the ice is not strong enough, yet. Snow fell on the nice smooth ice and then a slush layer developed. All sort of normal in the freezing of a lake. Continue reading
We’re lucky in New Hampshire—our lakes typically freeze during winter. This provides us with another great season of fun on the lake. While many of us are looking forward to the cross country skiing, ice skating, snow shoeing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling opportunities that our favorite lake will soon offer, we must wait patiently for the ice to form and become thick enough to support us and our recreational gear. Continue reading
While people were sleeping, the lake froze on November 30th. Very early but it had been cold with winds. It froze when there was no wind so it is smooth but with only an inch or so of ice it is not something you can skate on. Continue reading