Important – Read This! Chicago’s Winter Lakefront Hazards

After I scoped out the swim site yesterday, I decided to check out the lakefront at North Avenue Beach. The cumulative winter winds and waves over the past 20-30 days have created a fairly continuous ice shelf that extends out quite a ways over the water:

Unfortunately, many people walk over this without even realizing that there is essentially nothing underneath them but an icy lake:

Remember – just because there’s ice on top doesn’t mean that there’s dry land underneath supporting it.

One Comment

  1. Jayme
    January 18, 2010

    and it breathes when you look at it, knowing there is nothing dry underneath. Great to look at, but Very hazardous…thanks for bringing this to our attention!

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