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Lake Sixteen or Baptist still have ice?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes Wrecking Crew' started by jtivat, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. jtivat

    jtivat Instructor, Scuba

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    Anyone been to either and is the ice gone yet?
     
  2. JEScholz

    JEScholz Manta Ray

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    I haven't been out that way, but all the lakes in Sister Lakes still have ice covering 90 percent of the surface. The shores are clear but the centers are still iced over.
     
  3. Nitrox Junkie

    Nitrox Junkie Great Lakes diver

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    Lake 16; boy it's been a while since I have been there.

    Great dive!

    Jeff "Great lakes diver"
     
  4. parrothead600

    parrothead600 Barracuda

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    Location: big rapids, mi
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    I'll stop by Baptist Lake on the way home tonight & check it out. I'll post tonight or tomorrow.
     
  5. parrothead600

    parrothead600 Barracuda

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    I just checked Baptist Lake, it is still Ice covered. The only open water is in the first few feet around the shoreline, so it wouldn't even be safe to do an Ice Dive.
    FYI: approx 2 weeks ago, I was Ice Diving @ Dayhuff Lake (NW of Cadillac) and at that time we had 20+" of ice. I never did check the other lakes around here, so I don't know how they would compare.
     
  6. jtivat

    jtivat Instructor, Scuba

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    Thanks for the update.
     
  7. parrothead600

    parrothead600 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
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    I stopped by Baptist Lake on the way home tonight. The Ice has turned dark blue and the open water @ the shoreline extends out 10-20'. It wouldn't surprize me if the ice is gone after tomorrow. I'll check again on Monday evening & give you a report
     
  8. UWDoc

    UWDoc Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Olympic Peninsula, WA
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    I'm supposed to do some training dives at Baptist this weekend for a class, so I'm crossing my fingers it will be dive-able.
     
  9. parrothead600

    parrothead600 Barracuda

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    You shouldn't have a problem. I stopped by the lake yesterday. The only ice left is a 20' wide strip that was blown to the NE corner of the bay. That should be gone after today.
     
  10. hollywood703

    hollywood703 Solo Diver

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    Jeff, when are you planning on going up? If you are going this weekend I work until 3pm both days, but could do some afternoon dives if you are in need of other divers....Im diving dry so temp doesnt bother me.....
     

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