Post By: malty falcon Posted: 1/16/2017 2:29:35 PMPoints: 3717
Last week I went solo to Twin Lakes on Wednesday morning, arriving about 8AM. The road into Dexter Point was blown in to 16" of snow, and there was a big 'wallow' where somebody had gotten stuck, right off the road. Since I cannot/will not try tp dig out my full-sized truck, I sat beside the road, wondering WHAT I was gonna do.
Along comes a Lake County plow, and I waved him down to see if he was going to plow the road down to the lake. Bob said he would do it the next day, since he had a lot of streets to get to first. As he drove off, though, Tim pulls up next to me, with fishing gear on display. As we started to chat, Bob turns around and plows off the road!!!!! My HERO!!
My question for this weeks adventure, is the road into Dexter Point passable for Wednesday? It is an hours drive from home to Twin, and I'd hate to get turned back to Clear Creek Reservoir as a back-up plan.
By the way, Tim and I met on Antero three years ago, and remembered me from FxR! We fished all day together, sharing tall tales and such. We had the whole lake to ourselves until 2PM, when a pair of Para-skiers showed up to fool around. Later, wqe saw a few cars pull in to take wedding photos, complete with a big white dress! There was 3" of water and 4" of slush on the ice, though, and they didn't last long.
Went up Sunday the lake was covered with about 6 to 8 inches of slush everyone was having a hard time even driving a quad or snowmobile on it the parking lot was about 12 inches of snow and everyone was getting stuck there was one lane down to the parking lot it was horrible
Went up Thursday night, road was plowed to the boat ramp, parking lot was buried, had a difficult time getting my truck and atv trailer turned around. put up my pop up and went to bed in the morning didn't even take the bike off the trailer, a couple of guys got stuck going down the ramp and realy buried their rigs in the slush, goof 6-7 inches with about a foot of snow on top. Dow guy said they wouldn't open the gate till there was 10 inches of ice, there is currently 8 inches of ice, a lot of surface water getting on the lake at the boat ramp. need some real cold weather to freeze up the slush
I went to Twin on Feb 2. Dexter point boat ramp has plenty of ice, Bob plowed the road again and foot access to the lake is great! 4" crusted snow, on top of 4" frozen slush, on top of 14" hard clear ice..
Power plant area is open water, though, almost to the old Interlaken resort.
Power plant parking lot is plowed, but pulling a sled down to the ice would be brutal- deep and steep snow there..
Upper lake access is all well plowed, but with steep berms, and deep snow, this area looks really tough to access.
I saw three guys on ATV get onto lake at Dexter Point, then head out to the middle of the lower lake. At one point, they turned around abruptly, I think their sled broke thru the crusted slush. After a little yelling and panic, they returned the way they came in, and fished the middle of lake in front of Dexter. We fished shallow, and only caught rainbows.