So after being out and about this past weekend and then seeing a news article, it looked like a good time for a good safety reminder.
Yentna River and Susitna River travel should be daylight and river familiarity a must. I heard about the same for the Talkeetna but that info may have been a little old.
Big Lake.....IF IT IS NOT PLOWED DO NOT TRAVEL any further. The north end of the lake, Burkeshore/Southport has a little more then 12 inches of ice in most places.....turn the corner and head west we seen as little as 3 to 4 inches of ice. There is an ice ridge (It is well marked and has signage. This ridge goes shoreline to shoreline) that the guys who plow the lake have broke open in hopes of getting the ice to form underneath and then maybe flood in the future to fix the bad spot.
The latest is 4 atv's went in Figure 8 lake just after 12 noon. From the info I can find it seems that we have lost at least 9 vehicles in rivers/lakes around the state, with 3 confirmed deaths......
So everyone please hang on for better conditions...they are coming. Let's not have to post about a tragedy of any our members or about anyone we know.