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Driving out on Gull Lake

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Yesterday a couple of regulars and I noticed that a couple of trucks had driven out to their shacks out on the "hole" and the reef. I even heard that someone had plowed out from their property on the southwest side to the reef. So, with two trucks as back up, I took my F250 Superduty and went down to my access here to begin plowing. 15 feet from shore....BOOM...my right front wheel fell into a pressure crack! We worked on it in 15 below weather for a few hours and just couldn't get it out. Thanks to Bogart's Towing in Blackduck for finally winching me out.

So, my access is screwed for a few days until I can get my old tractor running and fix and blade that crack area out. The crack runs nearly the entire length of my beach and access areas.

So, please, I ask that no one tries to drive out from here until I give the go ahead. I'm sure it's going to take me a few days to get the ice to reset down there. Also we've noticed that, despite the cold, there is a lot of slush under the snow at all areas of the lake.

Be careful out there!

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