One of the things we look for on the way is the rock rabbit the tells us we are just a kilometre from the ice. Good to see it this morning but only a light frost.
|Rock Rabbit - you are nearly there...|
Bit of a skate on Idaburn on the way up - snow ice and feeling creaky.
The ice does not feel as that it is here to say and unfortunately warmer weather and winds are due.
|Testing before crossing pressure cracks|
|Cracks appearing as the day warms|
|Who said farmers aren't in touch with their feminine side!|
Poolburn 70-80mm snow/back ice. Deteriorating quickly in the sun and becoming weak. Get there early for a skate (maybe) but won't last. Track messy when it thaws.
Idaburn 60-70mm snow ice in main basin - thins out to water in the gorge side. Hard and bumpy while frozen. Need frosts!!