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    Default Lake louise

    Starting to look like winter out there




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    Thanks for that. My throttle thumb is getting twitchy...

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    Ha! Me too.

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    Oh yeah!!!

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    Getting closer,


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    Is the ice thick enough to ride on yet?

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    I wouldn't bet on it. I usually stay off it until at least after thanksgiving if not December. But the only way to know for sure is to go out there and drill a hole. I would say a foot of ice is probably minimum for safe riding in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhack Jack View Post
    I wouldn't bet on it. I usually stay off it until at least after thanksgiving if not December. But the only way to know for sure is to go out there and drill a hole. I would say a foot of ice is probably minimum for safe riding in my opinion.

    Yep I would wait for at least till the middle or late December, the biggest problem is there are underwater springs that keep certain areas from forming thick ice until late.

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    Looking at the webcam it kind of looks like the main Lake is still open, can anyone confirm this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akhardwater View Post
    Looking at the webcam it kind of looks like the main Lake is still open, can anyone confirm this?
    3 Lakes Rentals, Lake Louise Alaska. Search for the listed name on facebook, you will find local information and current lake and surrounding area conditions. These are the people that do the actual trail grooming.

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    Any ice reports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akhardwater View Post
    Any ice reports.
    The point lodge drilled a hole next to their dock it was about five inches thick there, but would be much less as you depart from the shore, I in no way would consider the lake safe to cross at this time, it is snowing and they expect 5 to 8 inches of snow in the next 24 to 48 hours so off the lake it is getting close to some riding.

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    Cool thanks. I saw someone off army point fishing yesterday so itís probaly walkable close to shore I wouldnít drive a sled on it yet. Itís been real foggy up there the past two days so hopefully the snow stays away till we can build some more ice. There is a couple over on Susitna that are spending freeze up at there cabin so Iím hoping John can get me a report from them as to ice conditions over there.

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    Winter snow splendor has hit Lake Louise with another 6-8 inches of fresh powder over the weekend. Along with this fresh snow, thin ice may bring us extreme amounts of overflow. Those of us that have longevity here know the perils of being caught in overflow. Words for this time of year.....be prudently cautious out there!! In fact I would completly stay off the lakes because of the thin ice.

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    Thought I would add a photo from the lake Louise area


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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter1951 View Post
    Winter snow splendor has hit Lake Louise with another 6-8 inches of fresh powder over the weekend. Along with this fresh snow, thin ice may bring us extreme amounts of overflow. Those of us that have longevity here know the perils of being caught in overflow. Words for this time of year.....be prudently cautious out there!! In fact I would completly stay off the lakes because of the thin ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter1951 View Post
    Winter snow splendor has hit Lake Louise with another 6-8 inches of fresh powder over the weekend. Along with this fresh snow, thin ice may bring us extreme amounts of overflow. Those of us that have longevity here know the perils of being caught in overflow. Words for this time of year.....be prudently cautious out there!! In fact I would completly stay off the lakes because of the thin ice.
    Bummer. Overflow sucks royally. Thanks for the report.

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    Here is a picture for your viewing pleasure taken on one of the small lakes.




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    Bummer. Overflow sucks royally. Thanks for the report.

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    Went up this weekend to do some riding and hang out at the lodge and I got a good first hand look at the lake. Needless to say the lake is in bad shape still. I talked to a couple guys that went out and said there was 5-6 inches of ice around the edges and only 2-3 inches just out from shore in the main lake. The overflow was pretty much all over the lake and the ice is riddled with open methane pockets especially in Cameron cove. I rode to crosswinds and the trail was good but bumpy, the lake looked worse than Louise and I stayed in the grass along the shore so I could check on a buddyís cabin (didnít want to take any chances especially by myself). Susitna froze before Louise but itís still in the same shape and one of the creeks near the Moore lake trail is overflowing onto the ice. The two couples that spent freeze up at there cabins still havenít made it out. Until we get some good cold temps I wouldnít advise anyone to venture out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akhardwater View Post
    Went up this weekend to do some riding and hang out at the lodge and I got a good first hand look at the lake. Needless to say the lake is in bad shape still. I talked to a couple guys that went out and said there was 5-6 inches of ice around the edges and only 2-3 inches just out from shore in the main lake. The overflow was pretty much all over the lake and the ice is riddled with open methane pockets especially in Cameron cove. I rode to crosswinds and the trail was good but bumpy, the lake looked worse than Louise and I stayed in the grass along the shore so I could check on a buddyís cabin (didnít want to take any chances especially by myself). Susitna froze before Louise but itís still in the same shape and one of the creeks near the Moore lake trail is overflowing onto the ice. The two couples that spent freeze up at there cabins still havenít made it out. Until we get some good cold temps I wouldnít advise anyone to venture out.

    Thanks for the information, I hope the folks that are staying back there stay safe.

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    Been itching to get out there and drop a line! Ready to throw a couple nice lakers on the grill this winter! Iím thinking of giving it another week then doing a walk out trip. 18 degrees today so she should be freezing back up a little.

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