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    Default Test 2 used sleds I bought

    What is the closest lake to Anchorage I can do a quick test of my machines and is there enough ice to safely go on the lake.

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    Still a bit early, specially for a 600lb machine.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Was out on Delong tonight and there was a good 8in plenty for a snowmachine

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjm316 View Post
    Was out on Delong tonight and there was a good 8in plenty for a snowmachine
    I am not sure what APD would have to say....

    Not a good idea for a place to ride. If ice depth is your suggestion, 8" is OK, but not great. I was up past Nancy Lake today and people were riding a bit in the ditches.

    Still cold and not enough snow..... sorry.

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    Thumbs up Good Here!

    The lakes in the Willow area. are 9+ inches of ice and would work well for what you want to do. Trails are still ruff!
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    Default ice thickness

    you can ride a 2 1/2 ton truck across 8 inches of ice...according to the army corps of engineers.
    I have been running across the ice in Kotzebue since it was 4 inches thick on my 800 pound vk pro...haven't even cracked the overflow.

    www.mvp-wc.usace.army.mil/ice/ice_load.html

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    I can teel you what APD says they inpound them 350 for the impound fee last year. I love my neighor!!!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtofak View Post
    I am not sure what APD would have to say....

    Not a good idea for a place to ride. If ice depth is your suggestion, 8" is OK, but not great. I was up past Nancy Lake today and people were riding a bit in the ditches.

    Still cold and not enough snow..... sorry.

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    Smile Meadow Lakes are Ok

    We live on Visnaw Lake in Meadow Lakes, and have been riding on the ice for 10 days now. Not enough snow in the woods yet, but we had 4" of ice 10 days ago, and probably twice that now. You're welcome to come out and join us in driving around in circles on the lake waiting for more snow.

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