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We are a Boundary Waters canoe trip outfitter, Quetico outfitter, and guide service in Ely, Minnesota. This Boundary Waters blog shares photos, stories, humor, skills, and naturalist insights from guiding in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Most entries are from our founder and head guide, Jason Zabokrtsky. He is the Boundary Waters Blogger.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Beginning of Some Ice

On Thanksgiving Day 2008, we put off the turkey dinner due to ideal ice skating conditions. We had thick ice - maybe five inches - in the bay of Moose Lake, and it froze smooth.

The same bay on this Thanksgiving would support only swimming recreation. No need to delay any turkey dinners this year.

This photo shows the very beginning of ice forming along the shore of White Iron Lake today. Only the still bays have a skim of unsafe ice now, and the main bodies of significant size lakes are virtually free of ice.

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