Saturday, Jan. 30th Lower Lake Minnetonka

Boats will be setting up Saturday morning to sail the Lower Lake of Minnetonka. Driving on off Lake Avenue and parking on the ice near Minnetonka Yacht Club. Could also carry on near Harry's.

Buoys will be set. Don't know if we'll be toward Excelsior or out in the main lake. Hope to start sailing at 10:30 by doing a final scouting of the ice. Friday afternoon report was flat, black ice with 30% soft snow of under 1/2". There are some remnants from fish houses that need to be marked. All are welcome. Could have two fleets -- Nites and DNs.

great conditions except.......

Wind was light and snow was sticky, so it was a pretty slow day. Lots of my second favorite sport - Skeeter pushing!! There were 5 DN`s and 1 skeeter. By the end of the day the snow was considerably less sticky so I`m optimistically still set up and will try again tomorrow.

setting up now

Drifter is setting up now at Minnetonka Yacht Club.