Category Archives: The Skate Report

Throwback Catch-Up

And thus ends the 2016-2017 season of the Lake Pointe Skate Report. It melted. The End.Onward to spring hikes and weblog catch-up. Here’s a selection of shots from February: High low in the Silo. Advertisements

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Looney Moon

Back on the ice. Did about 5 miles late in the afternoon, and then headed out after dark to try to observe the partial Lunar Eclipse. Like an old Pink Floyd album, it was ‘Obscured By Clouds’ until long after … Continue reading

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Smooth Move, X-Cracks

Roller coaster weather; snow, then rain and high winds, then dropping temps. Took the overall sheen off the ice, but melted all the snow and left the surface pebbled and crunchy in spots but still glassy in others. A sunny … Continue reading

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Big Ballroom

The rain and warmth (again) gave way to a(nother) cold snap. I let it solidify a couple days and finally couldn’t stand looking at the sheeny-shiny anymore.  Almost perfect conditions. A fair bit of creaks and groans the first few … Continue reading

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Lake Ice

All is proceeding as I have forseen. Warm up, followed by rain and wind, followed by more cold. Left it to freeze a day or two, probably should have waited a while longer for safety’s sake, but since they are … Continue reading

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