Thursday, February 16, 2012

Iron Dog Ice Holes

Drove out to Big Lake, the start of the Iron Dog Snowmachine Race, that starts this Sunday to see what all the fuss was about.

Apparently, after the volunteers cleared the snow off the lake for a parking lot & the spectators, an ice fisherman looked and saw a good place to dig not one, but three ice holes.  The holes released the water pressure and flooded the cleared area with a foot and a half of water.  No problem for the racers but no fun for the spectators or their vehicles.

The Iron Dog Race doesn't own Big Lake and can do nothing about the fisherman drilling the holes in their playground.  They do know that there are no fish on that side of the lake so all that work for no fish.

Looks like they plugged the holes and are working on clearing another area for Sunday's Big Lake start of the Iron Dog snowmachine race from Big Lake to Nome to Fairbanks.

1 comment:

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