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jjohnson5150

Brutal Hike Yesterday

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We ended up packing the portables and hiking it into our favorite West Metro honey hole yesterday. Let me tell you, it was a brutal hike. According to the GPS, it was only a third of a mile. With that much snow on the lake + towing a good 80 lbs, it was a miracle we made it. Once we got there, we were rewarded with a nice burst of sunnies and a few crappie after dark. If you are not in shape, I would not suggest chugging through this much snow.

How do the dogs on dogsled teams do it? My lungs were burning after 5 minutes!

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I was out on a couple lakes today (White Bear being one of them) and took a hike through the snow as well. It was definitely a workout, and I had no luck for my troubles. Oh well, I could think of worse ways to spend a Sunday morning grin.gif.

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How thick was the ice where you were? I drove on the lake today, had 21.5 inches of great ice under a foot of snow. Only got stuck once, about 45 seconds of shoveling took care of that. Pulled one guy out using his tow strap.

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There looked to be at least 20" where I was, but with it being my first time out on the lake I wasn't comfortable driving out...Plus there weren't any other vehicles out. I only saw 3 other portables out there (I was fishing out in the open, but it was nice with the sun out).

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At least 20". My auger was just about burried to the motor head. Including 15" of snow of course.

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I walked out saturday night on Odowd and did okay, walked from the parking lot to the pier which felt like 1/2 of a mile each way, thank goodness for the snowmobile tracks, the only I could the sled out there instead of having it plow out there.

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