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Hello all, i'm just wondering if it's still safe (as safe as ice can be at anytime of the year) to use the atv.

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Was out there today with my atv. Ice is fine. Warm weather has melted all snow on top. There were a couple pickups on the lake this afternoon as well.

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Anyone know if its safe to take a S-10 blazer out to the 30 ft. hole? if so, whats the best access to use? 12 inch ice sounds ok, but maby its not good ice. imfo apreciated.

THANKS, JW

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It is about 12", but it is NOT good ice. It's very milky. Remember all that snow we got early on? It all melted and makes up half the ice out there.

Auger goes through the top half like a hot knife through butter, but slows down when it gets to the good ice. That's proof to me of it's strength, or lack thereof.

And now, with two 50 degree days and rain last night, it'll be even worse.

I have seen mini pickups out on Buffalo this week, so if you like to take chances, I'll watch you from my kitchen window! smile.gif And I see everyone parking on the ice by the accesses again... they should replay the video from a few years back when all those cars and trucks went in, parked just like that...

Seriously tho - I heard the Anoka county sheriff has made it temporarily illegal to drive a car on any lake ice in that county. Not much difference between Anoka and Wright...

C'mon folks, it's just not worth the risk.

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Maybe they just need to watch the video from Prior lake this year! It's happened on Buffalo twice to my recolection. Some people's kids............

~piker

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It's amazing how hard it is to unload your stuff on the lake side and then park in the lot.

What they need to do is start making it a large fine to have your vehical go in the lake (not that the cost of recovery isn't bad enough).

confused.gifEverybody knows the saying; "Some people never learn"

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You guys are correct, The ice on area lakes is not the ice we had in past years. OOPs Someone didn't get the meesage that area lake ice suck this year,as 2 more guys took the swim tonite on minnetonka. Guys stay with either walking or if your lucky to have a sled or wheeler, use those leave the cars on shore. Small may not be small enough this year.

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You guys are correct, The ice on area lakes is not the ice we had in past years. OOPs Someone didn't get the meesage that area lake ice suck this year,as 2 more guys took the swim tonite on minnetonka. Guys stay with either walking or if your lucky to have a sled or wheeler, use those leave the cars on shore. Small may not be small enough this year.

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