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Old 12-29-2013, 02:56 AM
 
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The spot near the "painted rock" is rough even in good weather, hope everyone is ok. I can't believe trees can bend so far over that the tops touch the ground...

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Old 12-29-2013, 03:14 AM
 
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:15 AM
 
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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We have from one inch to five inches of ice on the lakes. Shallow lakes freeze first. Many big lakes have not frozen yet. With tomorrow's storm the big lakes will likely freeze over. 8 to 12 inches of snow will chill the surface nicely.

All the lakes will "wet up" after tomorrow night's snow. The ice will crack, water will come up through and be absorbed by the new snow. When it refreezes it will make a thin layer of ice on top and be slush down to the the ice layer below. With next week's forecast that entire surface will freeze into about a foot of ice. During the time of slush, stay off the lakes or at least confine your riding to one path. Do us all a favor and don't rut up the whole lake.
I'm not sure, but I would have to think that the really cold weather we've had for the last 3 weeks in The County has made the ice really good. Haven't heard of any one going through, and usually there are a bunch who break through early in the season.
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I read a story a week or so ago, about a guy in Appleton, Maine who was plowing a pond to allow children to skate, when his tractor broke through the ice.

Driver rescued from pond after tractor breaks through ice Midcoast Bangor Daily News BDN Maine
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Maine
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I snowshoed on Fields Pond today, and I took a minute to look down a hole that had been drilled for fishing. It looks like there is between three and four inches of ice. It was rutted up in a couple of places, which presumably occurred yesterday. There isn't very much snow on the pond. I certainly wouldn't want to drive on it yet, though it looks like somebody has.
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