I looked all over the forum and most that i could find is about lake ice. I suppose that the best way to check the condition of ice is to auger through it and check its true depth?
But me being a green horn and all, i was wondering if somone had some good advice, i know some folks could easly look at a river and tell whether it was safe to run on. Seems like of the two years i have been up here, some poor soul always dies, and that signals the end of people going on ice.
What are some indicators of bad river ice? No recent tracks? Obviously open water is a bad sign... Is there any way to tell if there is water under the snow? All advice here i know is to be taken with a grain of salt, no matter what is said we are all responsible for how we choose to live and putting 100% stock in something that is said ends up killing us, well, we should have been smarter.
Thanks for any and all input!