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Old 01-04-2018, 10:48 AM   #101
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How is the ice coming together up there for the tournament? Cant wait!
Ice-in has been declared but as always, check ice as you go!
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:45 PM   #102
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Has anyone been out in the area between Treasure, Sleepers and Rattlesnake? Was thinking of getting up there soon, but not sure if that part of the ice became thick enough before the snow hit. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:26 PM   #103
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Anything new on ice conditions? are there fishing shanties in Meredith Harbor yet?
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:46 PM   #104
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Anything new on ice conditions? are there fishing shanties in Meredith Harbor yet?
Going by Meredith yesterday, there was one shack out there. This is the same shack that was first last year and it quickly sunk. (Last year)
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:37 AM   #105
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8-10'' in front of Rattlesnake
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:45 AM   #106
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8-10'' in front of Rattlesnake

Not on the broads side, right?
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:27 AM   #107
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Correct! The area checked was on the east side of the peninsula, where the NW wind is blocked
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:55 AM   #108
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Thanks. I thought so. I couldn't imagine the broads side having that much ice yet!
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:43 PM   #109
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Up to Lake today. Meredith Bay has another house. Also there was a tractor with a snow blower cleaning the snow off the Lake in Meredith Bay. Seems to me a truck with a plow would be faster.

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Old 01-09-2018, 10:18 AM   #110
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Has anyone been on the ice in the area of Shep Brown's or Cattle Landing? Where is the best place to get on the ice? What are the ice conditions like? I'd like to hike out to Bear Island this week.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:42 AM   #111
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Anybody been out by Sandy Island, broads side of Cow or Wingate Cove?
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:21 PM   #112
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HA HA HA !!!
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Going by Meredith yesterday, there was one shack out there. This is the same shack that was first last year and it quickly sunk. (Last year)
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:59 PM   #113
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Has anyone been on the ice in the area of Shep Brown's or Cattle Landing? Where is the best place to get on the ice? What are the ice conditions like? I'd like to hike out to Bear Island this week.
I haven't been out et this winter -- a bit laid up due to rotator cuff surgery but..... The usual place to get on the ice at Sheps is around to the left all the way past the showroom building over to where the large barge is parked in the warmer months. That ramp is open in the winter. Sheps runs ice eaters on the docks there and the neighbor to the left does as well but typically there remains a wide safe area to get on the ice.

If you go to Cattle Landing, unless the town of Meredith has changed it's aggressive use of an ice eater around the floating dock, it can be very difficult to safely get on the ice there. Seriously, save a little electricity and drastically shorten the run times. You'll protect the dock just the same without creating a giant pond around what used to be a fabulous access point for that part of the lake. I will usually park in the public parking area and head up the road (west) to the first lakeside driveway. There's a slight embankment there, but that area is free of docks/ice eaters and a popular access point.

Based on the other ice reports, I would expect 10+" of ice in that area. I'd still be quite cautious if you are passing through Cattle Landing (heading east towards Mark Island) and check the ice as you go there until well past Dolly Island.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:40 PM   #114
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Anybody know how many inches are in Alton Bay?


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Old 01-11-2018, 06:21 PM   #115
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Going by Meredith yesterday, there was one shack out there. This is the same shack that was first last year and it quickly sunk. (Last year)
If it's the house I'm thinking of, it has broken through and been recovered several times.
You'd think you'd learn...
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:01 PM   #116
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If it's the house I'm thinking of, it has broken through and been recovered several times.
You'd think you'd learn...
But...But...it’s “the place to be”!
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:44 AM   #117
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My friend on Alton bay said they were plowing the runway today. They need at least 12" to prep the runway...
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:06 PM   #118
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They have a great site on Facebook:

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Old 01-12-2018, 03:28 PM   #119
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They plowed the parking area, but not the runway.

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:36 AM   #120
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Unhappy Ice out???

Am I seeing things on the webcams? Has the ice melted? It looks like ice out already. I hope we have more winter on the way. At 7:30 AM it is 59 in Boston.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:22 AM   #121
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Am I seeing things on the webcams? Has the ice melted? It looks like ice out already. I hope we have more winter on the way. At 7:30 AM it is 59 in Boston.
Ice has not melted. Below zero tonight and plenty of cold weather still to come....

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:30 AM   #122
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Frozen solid last weekend. ?https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...1&d=1515850164
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:53 AM   #123
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The edges are the first to suffer with the amount or rain we got!
Everything should lock back up soon. The flash freeze has begun!
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:42 PM   #124
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I know that ice-out is declared when the M/S Mount Washington can navigate to its ports in Center Harbor, Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Weirs Beach and Meredith. What determines ice-in?
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:55 PM   #125
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Plenty of ice in Tuftonboro. 17 inches today.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:18 PM   #126
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But...But...it’s “the place to be”!
Lol, that's the one!
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:48 PM   #127
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Just an FYI.... there is a measured 5” of solid black ice in front of Belknap Point.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:53 PM   #128
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Has anyone been on the ice in the area of Shep Brown's or Cattle Landing? Where is the best place to get on the ice? What are the ice conditions like? I'd like to hike out to Bear Island this week.
Was out on Bear today - got on over at Sheps. Getting on near the landing behind the showroom is not a problem, there is a good 8-10" or more where you get on near shore just stay well to the right of the open water where the ice eaters are. Walking out most of the ice is black/clear and since it is was easy to keep an eye on the overall thickness based on the stress cracking. Pretty much seen a consistent 10 to 12" all the way out and through the Bear/Pine island gap. There is a pressure ridge forming (as usual) along the NW shore of Bear which takes a turn towards 3 mile island right around the black top on the NW tip of Bear. Always use caution when approaching those pressure ridges, right now it's good and solid.

As always ice conditions change so due caution should be used, this information is being provided based on my observations today. If you do venture out don't assume what I've seen is consistent everywhere.

Oh and far as the parking situation at Sheps, about 1/4 of the parking lot is plowed.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:09 PM   #129
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I fished off Gilford beach Sunday.
14" black ice. As much as 17" in the whiter stuff right at shore. The gate is open and the bobhouses were showing up all day.
I stopped by Meredith after, ran into an acquaintance who told me there's "like twenty inches here"... a fish tale, knowing the individual...lol. I would expect more like what I found in Saunders.
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