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bugeye

How is the ice on URL? Going up there in couple weeks.

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BuckSutherland

I was up a couple weeks ago and drove my 3/4 ton duramax crew cab and 20ft fish house out of Hillmans with no problems.

But,

A friend of a friend dropped in the front end of his truck on the way back from Center Bar a couple days ago. I guess it was pretty scary, but they got it out ok. With that being said I am sure it was extremely isolated. Just call the resort you plan on going out of, pay attention, and use a little common sense. I wouldnt be scared to go out with a one ton and a 24' house. You just have to take it easy and watch what you are doing. And if it doesnt look like a good idea dont do it.

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Fishalittle

What was ice depth where they dropped in? Was it near a crack or pressure ridge or what is up with that....?

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Random guy

Just call the resort you plan on going out of, pay attention, and use a little common sense... You just have to take it easy and watch what you are doing. And if it doesnt look like a good idea dont do it.

Now that is a good reply!

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BuckSutherland

It was right off Rogers road. About 2/3 of the way to Center Bar. It was just a small little freak area. Who knows, maybe it was an unmarked spear hole or something. It was kinda dark and they didnt stick around to examine it. They were able to pull right out with another truck after a couple jerks. FREAK THING! It wouldnt stop me from going out there. There are people that monitor that stuff every day. Who knows, it could have been some road salt or something that fell off a truck and made a little hole. Just listen to the road operators and you will be fine.

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Quackaddict9

It will improve...as colder temps are in for tonight- early next week with somewhat low 30s on Sunday. Who really knows what is in store in a couple weeks but you will be ok.

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