Saturday, January 29, 2011
Scouting the middle of the lake
This morning we were hard at it again checking ice on Green Lake, this time though it was in the middle section of the lake. The East end is starting to fill up with shanties and honestly is more snow covered and not that good. The West end has looked promising but we can not seem to get past the issue of isolated slush spots ranging from small to about a two car garage. Not many of the big ones, but enough to make you think about it. These spots basically are sitting on top of ice and you sink into them to ankle height in places.
Now the plus side is that the middle of the lake has 7-9 inches of very hard ice with 1" to 1 1/2" of snow with a drizzle topping. There are a few small drifts in places not many, as is there are a few bare ice spots. For now the middle of the lake looks the best and hopefully we will be out on it in the next couple of days, maybe even tomorrow. We will keep everyone updated as we go through the next weather cycle.
As for the DN sailors in the club they are now off to Illinois for the DN Worlds. Good luck to all of them, Dan, Mike, Joe, and Peter. Have a good time sail fast and bring home the trophies. Thanks to the ice checking crew this morning: Mitch Reiser, Dan Bierman, Mike Jankowski, Joe Norton and Molly.