Is the Ice Safe?
According to the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, a minimum of 4 to 6 inches of solid, bluish-black ice should be present before individual foot travel across a frozen body of water is considered safe, and 8 to 10 inches of solid, bluish-black ice is recommended for snowmobile or ATV travel. And all ice is not created equal: Ice that has thawed and refrozen multiple times may be weaker than its thickness suggests. That can happen anywhere, but it’s most common in areas with moving water.
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