February 26, 2012

Battle on 'Bago

This weekend was the annual "Battle on 'Bago" fishing tournament.  I did not participate, due to other obligations... namely the final push on the Verify effort.  Lil' botnet and I stopped by Menominee Park to see how many people were fishing, and were surprised to see that people had driven vehicles onto the ice.  We had walked this area last weekend to check out the pressure crack, and at that point the only people traversing the area using motorized vehicled were ATV riders (and we thought THEY were crazy).  The ice has been shit all year, and over the past week we were lucky to see freezing temps even during the night hours. 

Crack VehiclesWhile it's entirely stupid to drive a vehicle on ice you aren't familiar with, it's doubly-stupid to park a vehicle on 8-inch ice.  If you wish to be even stupider... park right next to another vehicle.  Click the photo to embiggen.

We've been on the ice all year, and it was surprising to see vehicles on the bays two weeks ago on 10-inch ice.  Still too thin, and temperatures in the 40's sure doesn't make the ice any better.

OuchI feel bad for the people whose vehicles fell through (two were pulled out of this spot before Lil' bot and I arrived), but for heaven's sake the ice has been terrible all year.  Don't drive it unless you've tested it.  Click to embiggenify the photo.

Best regards to all, and I look forward to the Verify project wrapping up soon.  TGFSW!

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