Frozen Lake Fun
A former Gallup resident telephones our editor yesterday and said he had this very interesting ice fishing hut he made out of second hand sporting goods, and that he would be using it on Blue Water Lake today, inviting us to come and make a photo. The ice hut was one thing to make an image of, but more interesting in terms of photos was the action of the kids on the snowmobile and the guys getting their Jeep unstuck.
Guy Marsh, the creator of the shack, said that when he got to the lake there was not a single sign of anybody having been out on it. Being from Minnesota I understand that ice can be quite safe to walk on and even drive on if conditions are right. But I suspect that the majority of the residents here in the high desert simply have no experience with bodies of water in sustained cold weather.
Posted by Jeff Jones