Conditions for Winter Hike, Sunday, 26 January
I will preface this by saying this is just an educated guess. I think that there will be safe ice to hike to Long Lake, but I will not know for certain until Saturday. If the route is safe, it will be important to stay on the trail. If we can’t hike to Long Lake, we will hike elsewhere.
There is almost no chance that the hike will be on slick smooth ice, but always bring your ice traction devises with you just in case. Based on the weather forecast, I think there is a good chance that there will be slushy wet snow and water over the ice. Waterproof winter boots may be needed.