anyone else been getting out and enjoying the backcountry on skinny skis? skilak lake has been fantastic for skating the past couple of weeks -- superfast, superhero conditions. but this evening I wasn't even able to get on the ice at the upper campground, ice has melted from the shore out about 6 feet (probably due to the creek that empties into the lake right there from lower ohmer); at the lower campground I was able to get on the lake but it's melting fast close to shore and it feels sort of sketchy being out there on the greenness even if the ice is relatively thick. we'll see what the temps do, but that could be it for skilak (for me) this season. time to search for some am crust before the season comes to a close...