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Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report12/11/12

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Date: December 11, 2012
Contact: Tawyna Schoewe, 218-283-6670

Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report 12/11/12

Over the past week, ice conditions have improved slightly, and ice checking is ongoing. There are still large areas of open water on the large lakes, and ice depth varies greatly. Travel is not recommended in any areas on the frozen lake surfaces. A few pressure ridges have formed on Kabetogama Lake which will be monitored and checked by staff. Ice checking in Voyageurs will continue, and an update on ice conditions and snowmobile trail status will be reported early next week.

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Did You Know?

Park volunteer, Ida Mainville steers a canoe full of modern-day voyageurs.

You can see the park just as the voyageurs did over 200 years ago. Each summer the park offers guided trips aboard a 26-foot North Canoe.