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RonZych

Knife lake

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Is anyone driving out on Knife lake yet? We want to head up there Sunday. Might have to walk out from the cabin.

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Ron, I was there last weekend. Ice conditions where I was on the west side of main lake was 8"-10" of good clear ice with 2"-3" of slush on top of that and about 8" of snow.

Like a lot of lakes this year the weight of the early snow pushed down on the ice and water came up through the cracks causing a layer of slush. Talked to a couple people and the ice thickness varies around the lake from as much as 12" to as little as 4" frown.gif

I was on foot so no problem, mostly ATV's and snowmobiles out there. I did see one full size pick-up truck over by the group of fishhouses out from the access on 65.

I personally would not drive a vehicle on the lake yet.

Good Luck. Dave

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Thanks,

We will be walking out from the west side next to the sheriffs house.

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