Originally Posted by blowfish
Hell, that's thick ice! What's fun is icing it when the lid is 1 to 1 1/2" and an ice quake roars through!
Not fun when you gotta keep your eye on 4 kiddos!
I only had one scary moment Last year at Evergreen when my 7 year old, the most fearless of the group, was squatting on the edge splashing his hand in the open water.
Turned my back for a few seconds. Never had any other issue but I'd still prefer 3-4" so I don't have to worry as much.
When Evergreen was packed in December I took my mom and the whole family. Super slow day but they had fun. My mom got to experience an ice quake and see a huge crack form in front of her. My daughter, walking back to the car, stepped in an ice hole and went up to her hip! She was fine but it scared her for a brief moment.