Sven and Ollie never understood what the big deal was about Jesus walking on the water. They walked on the water 4-5 months out of the year.
|Walking on the Water|
Although the lakes freeze over and a many people, walk, ride four-wheelers and eventually drive on the frozen lakes in the winter, it is still has its risks. The dogs don't mind running out on the lake at least where there is snow.
|Perfect place to run - a frozen lake|
|Intelligence Test? - Evening walk on the lake.|
My sister was sharing with me the other day that her husband was excited that their son wanted to go ice fishing. The guys felt it should be a family affair. Despite living in Minnesota all her life and knowing that it can be safe to walk on the water (when there are adequate inches of ice.)
The guidelines for new clear ice are:
Less than 2” stay off
4” ice fishing (foot traffic)
5” Snowmobile or ATV
8”-12” Car or small pickup
12”-15” Medium truck
|12/21/2012 Ice House City by Richmond, Minnesota|
The difficult part is that two people can be standing fairly close and one person has 4” of ice under him and the other only has 2”. If it snows, the ice forms more slowly as snow acts like an insulator.
As long as the wind stays down, it is amazingly warm feeling out on the ice. Well, maybe not warm but tolerable as long as you are dressed appropriately, good boots, snow-pants, good coat, mittens, hat and scarf.