Update on North Long Lake

Our ice is holding fine, in case you were concerned.
Just got off a FaceTime call from my local icescout. The launch site is solid. Lake is still a 9 rating and only one on it now was a guy ice skating all over!
Monday morning we had a legendary ice surfer on it in AM. He reported “magical ice”. He covered most of the 1 mile X 1.1 mile bay. The only reason he left at 12:30 was fear of falling on the skim coat of 1/4” moisture. Today it has no shell or standing water. Reported to be 4-5” thick.
Just to verify, Meyer and I will be sailing it Wed by 10 AM. We have 3 other options North or East, just in case, but confident the colder night tonight will make this sheet of ice perfect. No snow or rain predicted.
So if you were on the fence, time to make plans to join us for the Great Western Challenge.
Wed update to include launch of trailers on ice and an alternate parking area and carry on lot 1/4 mile away. The main launch should hold 25 vehicles and trailers if we space correctly.

Lodging Update
Days Inn 218-829-3080 Headquarters Hotel just about booked up. $92
Baymont Inn 218-822-1133 same owner has a iceboating special rate of $105 a few left
AmericInn 218-829-0391 no pool or hot tub but iceboater special of $79 Thur and $89 Sat-Sun