Well here we are the first day of winter and still on standby for usable conditions. Last year at this time experienced riders we on the ice on smaller, shallow lakes up north of Hardwater Kiting HQ. This year we seem to be about a week and a half or more behind. We've seen this before and it doesn't worry us a bit but it does drive us a little crazy. The shot in this post was taken yesterday while doing site inspections. As you can see, we're almost getting winter!
WARNING. No ice is ever 100% safe. We offer condition reports as a service to our students and clients who are familiar with the area and as a source of general condition information to others. These reports are not intended to replace common sense or up to the minute first hand knowledge of a given area. Nor is it a substitute for common sense. When in doubt don't go out.