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IcecoldMN

Anyone have reports for travel on Burntside??? Or even Snowbank???

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Steve Foss

Burntside has from six inches to a foot of snow on the ice in open areas, with very little slush out in the open but much deeper snow and slush near lee shores and in shallow bays that iced up early.

There has been a deep nasty slush pocket more than half way up the North Arm.

Otherwise, at the Burntside Bash last weekend several people were able to get around with ATVs, and there were some 4x4 SUVs and trucks heading cross-country off the plowed ice roads.

Snowmobiles are still the best travel option if you want to explore different areas by moving around a lot.

Ice has been about 18-20 inches, with some dual-layer ice.

Snowbank was reported to be an unholy mess of deep snow and slush a few weeks ago, but I haven't heard if that has firmed up.

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Mike Stark

was out today and found a big area of slush right where i wanted to fish...it was on the eastern side of an island..sheltered from the wind. i found spots with only 14in of ice...7 snow/slush ice and 7in clear ice...30 feet over 18in clear ice..

the ice conditions vary greatly...be safe out there

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