Being Smart and Safe: Early Ice Skating on Lakes with John Latimer and Mark Morrissey
Let's be clear, going out on the ice, this early in the season, is risky. The DNR reminds us:
Temperature, snow cover, currents, springs and rough fish all affect the relative safety of ice. Ice is seldom the same thickness over a single body of water; it can be two feet thick in one place and one inch thick a few yards away. Check the ice at least every 150 feet.
But we know there are people who LOVE to be outside, and especially in the wintertime. Mark Morrissey is the Assistant Director of Campus Rec Outdoor Program Center at Bemidji State University. He and John Latimer talked about ice safety on the Tuesday Morning Show.