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Jargon 49: Ice in and Ice out

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

For hikers in mountainous and / or northern areas, and especially for hikers that also bring along a fishing rod on their trips, there are two milestones that fairly reliably mark the start and end of the summer and fall seasons. Ice out is when lakes are free of winter ice and ice in is when they freeze over again. Ice in and ice out dates vary regionally, and in mountainous areas there are also significant variations even within the same range. Elevation and aspect are the biggest contributors. Put simply, high lakes that are tucked up closely on the north side of slopes...

In Issue 49, @Mark Wetherington details the definitions of ice-in and ice-out. Take a look at the links below:

Jargon 49: Ice-in and Ice-out

Jargon 49 - What is Ice in and Ice Out

Issue 49 Page 1

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