Minnesota Ice Assessment, Dec 14 2010

The weekend snow storm was a bit problematic, many lakes need to be walked upon to see what we're looking at for inventory...

Ten Mile near Hackensack, Walker Bay of Leech Lake and some of the Pools on the Agassiz National Wildlife area near Thief River Falls show promise but are uninspected, it gets cold up there...

Given the drive by look of Minnetonka, there may exist some lakes that are suitable in the Metro Area, including both Minnetonka and Pepin may show promise based on Satellite Imagery... but are unchecked at this time.

Current snow cover ... 12/14/10

Looks like least snow cover is in the Fergus Falls area. Otter tail, Battle , Dead lake? ... anyone out there who can confirm ... ? R

SE Iowa

Just south of the current snow line, ice here 5" of soft gray. Should seal up nice in a couple days barring a snow event. Heard there was a DN on Lake McBride last week.

Great day on ice

Spent 5 hrs out sailing on White Fish Lake.Cool weather but nice 12 MPH breeze.Ice was measured as 13" a little bumpy ( i would rate it a 6) with patches of 1-2" of snow covering.No cracks or hazards over the whole lake.No snow forcasted for the week so should be good again this weekend.


HEY GUYS, I have recently finished a st49 winged boat and I'm looking for a good sheet of ice to try it out on.

First DN Regatta

Just returned from my first DN regatta in Minnesota.Special thanks to Mark Kiefer and his Ice scouting team,Geof Sobering for all his help.Thanks to John Harper for checking over my boat,Ron Sherry for his starting tips, Julia Richards for helping keep me warm and Kent Baker for buying me a beer (when I was left stranded by my shopping Wife) and Dan Hearn for lending me some spikes.

To all the users who tried to register

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Lake Riley Windsock Cam 2010

Got ICE! No snow, no snow, no snow...

Otter Tail Lake Ice

This photo was taken the morning of 11 26 2010 by the Corner Store on the west end of Otter Tail Lake :) If the temps stay down it should be ready for sailing on Sunday or Monday!!

looking for a DN Boom

I'm looking for a DN Boom, used might be fine, contact the icemaker at mark (at)



Are we sailing this Thanksgiving weekend?
I am packed and ready to travel.

DN 5432

Sailing today in Thunder Bay

2.5-3" of ice all over the lake.1/2" patches of light snow.very nice day but the winds were really light

Some Ice forming on Dead Lake

the was the morning of 11 20 2010


Winter arrives in Thunder Bay

2" of snow last night.Good news is it came before the lake frooze.More good news getting clear and cold this week.

5449 ready to go

Just finished applying decals

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