The lakes, the poor lakes. They took a bit of a beating. Those that we've been accessing since early December have enough ice to weather the warmth. And have done so. Some lakes, that have recently set up, did not fair as well. Those lakes had thinner ice and less snow and were unable to withstand the heat and once the wind started working on them the plates fractured. Resulting in even faster melting.
I feel that most of the ice is in good shape but you have to be aware of the hazards and look around before you just "throw and go". In addition to the tough ice conditions, the parking conditions are pretty tough too.
Parking can be problematic without the proper gear.
Until next time...