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Lake Travel...Ice Conditions??

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Just curious as to what the lakes are like currently.. How much ice and where.... What is need to travel on lakes...Will a four wheeler do or do you need a sled....coming up this weekend any help appreciated. Thanks

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i WOULD BRING A SNOWMOBILE LOTS OF SNOW AND SOME SLUSH 4 WHEELER MIGHT BE IFFY ON SOME LAKES

JASON

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Been on a small lake in Cohasset the last couple days. 6"-10" of ice. Lots of slush - even got the snowmobile stuck (very temporarily) a couple times.

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