Grass Lake Sunday 1.22.12

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Grass Lake Sunday 1.22.12

Postby dewsy » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:01 pm

hitting grass lake tomorrow, should be blowing pretty good tomorrow, graphs and temps look good. Called up one of the local bars, told me there's open water by the bridge as usual but the lake itself is frozen and there are sled tracks all over the place. They have about 4-6 inches, should be warming up a bit tomorrow so maybe some of it will pack on down. I'm going to give it a shot around 10 or so.

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Re: Grass Lake Sunday 1.22.12

Postby Jimbo » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:41 pm

Its about time the lake has ice. See ya out on the lake. :D
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Re: Grass Lake Sunday 1.22.12

Postby Axelle and Antoine » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:29 pm

Hi,
Do you know what is the best way to join you from downtown and how long it takes?
Any information about the wind forecast? thank you a lot!
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Re: Grass Lake Sunday 1.22.12

Postby Bryce FLK » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:52 pm

Went out to Northerly Island park today and the snow was looking a bit light... might make the drive up to join you tomorrow.

Where do you park? Is this the Grass Lake up north by Waukegan ??????
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Re: Grass Lake Sunday 1.22.12

Postby mbieweng » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:23 pm

The wind forecast looks like about 10-15kt from the south, with gusts to 25kt (and freezing drizzle) as the day goes on.

Here's a map of the general area:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Grass+Lak ... e&t=h&z=14

Where is the recommended parking/launching spot?
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Re: Grass Lake Sunday 1.22.12

Postby dewsy » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:11 pm

Anyone looking for the address to the "parking lot" where we're all parking is 26365 West Lotus Rd., Antioch, IL

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Re: Grass Lake Sunday 1.22.12

Postby snowball » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:46 pm

So was the ice thick enough?
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Re: Grass Lake Sunday 1.22.12

Postby Axelle and Antoine » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:58 pm

Great location, great snow + lake was really well frozen but no wind for us this afternoon:(
We ll come back! Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Grass Lake Sunday 1.22.12

Postby snowball » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:10 pm

We got good wind in kenosha on a field off the highway but snow was really bad and there was mounds of dirt that board would hit.

Thanks for the ice report. Maybe monday?
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