Chickawaukee Greying

Miss Chicky is aging fast, about half the lake is gray wet slush a few inches deep with intervening drifts. This started a few days ago. The weight of snow is sinking the ice and water is coming up through small reverse drain holes. The snow has melted over the last warm days also, about half is gone on land,from two feet down to one foot deep. A good deal of this “melting may be settling and compaction.
How smooth will it get? A spell of seasonal sub freezing temps Sunday and Monday will delay the process. The optimists (two) who left their boats on the ice may be rewarded before March.

About Lloyd Roberts

Long time ice boater. Creator of the Gambit and Cheapskate boats. Author of the first definitive book on ice boating "Think Ice"One of the original members of the Chickawaukie ice boat club in Maine. Lloyd also lives on Chickawaukie and has played launch host to countless ice boaters over the years.
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