I never thought that I would witness this on a lake here in Colorado. We were fishing the shore line at Clear Creek Reservoir and the lake was nearly 90% open today. As we were fishing, I looked up and the ice was about 200 yards closer than it was a minute ago ...
I continued to watch as it drifted closer and closer. I yelled at my dad and told my daughter to watch it because we were fishing. Then the unbelievable happened ... we saw walking ice. We thought that the ice would hit the shore and hinder it's movement and just ruin our fishing spot. Nope! The ice continued up the shore over the rocks and continued closer and closer to us.
In the amazing wonder of it all, I forgot to reel in and retreat WITH my fishing pole. Then as soon as I realized that my line was still in the water, I look over right as the ice buried my pole with no hesitation or regard for my feelings! lol
Here is the link to the video I took. Unfortunately, I did not realize what it was going to do or how amazing it would be to witness so my video was a little late but I still got a chance to catch a little of it encroaching on us. [log in for link]
In the photos the first one is of my daughter with the open water behind her and the next is the walking ice right where we took the first photo just five minutes prior to the phenomenon! See how fast this drifting ice moved in?
Has anyone ever experience this before here in Colorado?