Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ice Out conditions Afternoon May 13, 2014

Current Ice Conditions: Pilots were unable to fly today. As you venture out into newly opened water, remember the gasp reflex. No matter how well you can swim, please WEAR your lifejacket!

West Side:

  • Basswood: Jackfish, Hoist, Wind, and Back Bays all appear open. Bailey Bay is not open but likely to change in the next few days. Moose Chain to Prairie all open.
  • Burntside: east and west arms open, ice in channel and some in North Arm.
  • White Iron, Bear Island, and Shagawa are open.
  • Snowbank and east of Alice Lake are mostly still full of ice. Shallower bays in Snowbank are opening.
  • Rivers are mostly open and lakes (except for a few large ones) are mostly open from Snowbank going west.
  • Up the Echo Trail: Jeanette L. and Big L. are open.

East Side:

  • Outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Crescent, Fourmile, Toohey, and Lichen are open.
  • Mid- Trail is still socked with ice, like West Bearskin still pretty iced over --pretty slim chance of it opening by the weekend.
  • Gunflint Lake the on the west side of the Gunflint trail its open up to Magnetic Lake but there is still ice on the shores.
  • Round Lake Open
  • Missing Link Lake open
  • Gillis open
  • The channel into Sag open – but can see ice beyond
  • Seagull is open
  • Ham Lake open- Cross River and Cross Lake- open
  • Probably nothing open yet in the Vento area (Daniels, Duncan)
  • Kawishiwi and Isabella Lakes are open. Parent Lake is probably open.

This report will be linked to the ice conditions alert on the Superior National Forest website:

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