Status Saturday and Sunday February 3-4, 2001:
There is an Ice Fishing derby at the
lake on this date. Usually there are
100 vehicles on the lake and plenty of holes to measure the thickness. We will evaluate the lake this weekend and
post the findings here and also email everyone who's subscribed to the
Ice-Trials email list described on the flyer.
2001 course design will be on the same theory as in 2000. See drawing below)
I went to the lake today (anyone
else go?) at about 1:00PM to find the surface covered with pick up trucks and
other 4-wheel drive vehicles. Very
little snow in depth or coverage. Some
crunchy hard pack and a few frozen snowmobile and other tracks. The rain last week and recent cold weather
(-10 degrees F this AM) seem to have left us with an ideal lake for this (now
The forecast for tonight and Monday
is for up to 12" of snow and snow practically daily all week in the long-range
forecast. If that happens and with the
hopes of 1 or 2 plows, I'd say keep your fingers crossed.
My hopes were to have conditions as
we had today and do absolutely no plowing.
We may end up spending all day Saturday creating a course for an event Sunday. Who knows...
Bring a shovel and figure out where
you want the tow strap hooked to your car when we pull you out of the
snowbanks. I don't want any bumpers
pulled off. It's up to the car owner to
hook up to his car, so you better figure it out. Front and rear tow locations please. If you can bring a chain to wrap around your axle or provide a
hook-up that will help if you need a tow.
A lot of people with shovels may be
needed to improve the access to the lake.
Today it was over a foot of very hard packed snow, like it was last
year. Traffic and other conditions may
I encourage you to arrive early and
participate in any decisions and help set up.
Key word is help. If we have
only a handful of people there by 8-9AM, we may decide the interest is low and
take that into account in making any decision.
Status Thursday February 8, 2001:
Status Friday February 9, 2001:
The course will be designed to have separate start and finish gates. This will allow the timer display to show the last finishing car's time until the next car finishes. This will hopefully give the driver a chance to see his time.