Friday, March 26, 2021

When will Mirror Lake’s ice go out? Your best guess welcome

mirror lakeIce out time is approaching! Pick the correct ice-out date on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid and you’ll be entered to win some Explorer swag. To enter, go to this post on the Explorer’s website and place your best guess in the comments before April 3. We’ll be picking three winners after the big melt. Ice out on Mirror Lake is documented by the Ausable River Association, and we’ll be using its data for the official ice-out date. You can review the Mirror Lake ice record, which goes back to 1903, on the organization’s website. Mirror Lake sediment core sampling, photo by Brendan Wiltse

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

8 Responses

  1. Phil Fitzpatrick says:

    April 29th

  2. Bill Widmer says:

    April 19th

  3. Mike Lynch says:

    You need to post your ice-out guess in the comments on this post:

  4. Linda pageau says:

    Ice out may 7th

  5. Vincent says:

    April 11


    April 28 Ice Out. Appropriately and significantly the day in the year 1253 that Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō was officially declared Mantra of the Lotus Sutra. Chanting was used for the reduction of pain and suffering and enligtenment. Ice out suggests that metaphor.

  7. Eric says:

    April 27th , 4:53 pm

  8. Bill Ott says:

    I always look for ice-out through the Stillwater Hotel webcam, which updates every 5 minutes, and the Wanakena Ranger School webcam which is live. The ice is out at the ranger school today, 03 April. It usually does not go out much before May 01.