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avatar Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 19, 2011 11:41AM
Saw this on another forum and figured I'd share the video

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=b7XSFh5rYhI

The first segment is on the Dana Fork (according to the person who posted the video). Not mine, but figured people would find it interesting.
avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 19, 2011 11:54AM
No double axel or even a single axel jump? Aw shucks... wink

Still, a cool video. Thanks for posting a link to it.
avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 19, 2011 03:41PM
Very cool, thanks for posting! If I had any ice-skating ability I would give it a try!
Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 19, 2011 04:50PM
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December 19, 2011 04:56PM
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hotrod4x5
Cool!

But very cold if you find out the ice isn't thick enough.
Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 19, 2011 05:40PM
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eeek
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hotrod4x5
Cool!

But very cold if you find out the ice isn't thick enough.

Those were the same things that I was thinking of when I saw the video and pictures on the other forum. Neat to be skating there but scary not knowing how thick and stable the ice is.
avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 19, 2011 06:00PM
What is this "other forum"?



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Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 19, 2011 08:16PM
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chick-on
What is this "other forum"?

They are on www.myyosemite.com
Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 19, 2011 06:15PM
Ya, I would be scared! Were those cracks in the ice?
avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 19, 2011 08:36PM
Great video!

We were on the cathedral lakes trail over thanksgiving weekend and saw about 2 dozen skaters on Tioga lake on the way out. We thought that was early in the season to be skating. Is Tenaya deeper than Tioga? I was also amazed at how smooth the lake froze, it was like mother natures zamboni had created perfect ice.

I would love to skate on Tenaya for my birthday next week, hoping Santa keeps the pass open!
Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 20, 2011 09:05AM
There were at least 50 people on the ice at Tenaya Lake on Sunday the 18th of Dec midday. Not all were skating...some walking, some pushing or pulling sleds. And 1/2 dozen still out at sunset. ( One booming crack surprised me and made me jump.tongue sticking out smiley )

There was a couple doing tai chi on the ice on the Tuolumne across from Lembert Dome.


At the Dana Fork, someone had broken through on the edge of the ice. I warned some kids who walked out, but one broke through, too. His dad pulled him up the bank by his coat.


Tioga Lake looks too rough to skate on now.
Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 20, 2011 07:56PM
Wow. We're hoping to head up that way late next week. Hoping the weather is good to us, but don't think I'll let the kids out on the lakes like that. That's a pretty big risk in my book.
avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 21, 2011 05:33PM
Saw this on SuperTaco:

I'll see your Tenaya Lake and raise: Ice skating the Tuolumne River!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tO7Me2AClsY
Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 22, 2011 08:41AM
When you look at the video above, check out John Dittli's other ice skating videos...this year he has one at Garnet Lake plus the Long Valley (Crowley Lake) one. In prior years, Royce Lakes and way up on Tulainyo Lake.
avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 22, 2011 10:51AM
I've seen the Tulainyo one year(s) ago. Thought it was the coolest thing.
Been meaning to take skates along for quite some time... problem is...
usually the lakes are covered with fluffy white stuff... and if you want to
skate you gotta shovel. At least that is what I have seen out der in Yosemite.
I'm sure you can also find very old photos of ppl skating on Mirror Lake and
also Tenaya with 1920's type dresses on.



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avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 21, 2011 05:43PM
Dang. I've been close to bringing my hockey skates on a number of trips...
You guys aren't making it easy for me!



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December 21, 2011 06:00PM
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chick-on
Dang. I've been close to bringing my hockey skates on a number of trips...

You should do it this Sunday.
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December 21, 2011 06:16PM
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Dang. I've been close to bringing my hockey skates on a number of trips...

You should do it this Sunday.

Well I won't be carrying a shovel and snowshoes... so... well... you'll find out next week...

Felix Navidood,
Chick-on is looking at you!



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avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 21, 2011 06:49PM
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chick-on
Felix Navidood,
Chick-on is looking at you!

Better picture for that:

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December 21, 2011 08:53PM
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December 22, 2011 01:06AM
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chick-on
Of course I like this one butter:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,30771

Crocs like ice and snow?
avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 22, 2011 12:52AM
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chick-on
Dang. I've been close to bringing my hockey skates on a number of trips...
You guys aren't making it easy for me!

I really don't think the skaters at Tenaya Lake will appreciate being checked into the rocks though.
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December 22, 2011 01:16AM
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chick-on
Dang. I've been close to bringing my hockey skates on a number of trips...
You guys aren't making it easy for me!

I really don't think the skaters at Tenaya Lake will appreciate being checked into the rocks though.

But it would explain the fights.
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December 24, 2011 05:48PM
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chick-on
Dang. I've been close to bringing my hockey skates on a number of trips...
You guys aren't making it easy for me!

You could have found someone to play with today. Quite a few pucks out there.





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avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 24, 2011 07:45PM
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eeek

You could have found someone to play with today. Quite a few pucks out there.




Maybe the NHL should hold their annual Winter Classic game on Tenaya Lake next season. wink


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December 26, 2011 04:59PM
Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 27, 2011 12:53PM
Several years back someone wrote a piece in the New Yorker about ice skating on frozen lakes in the Sierra. Most years you have a very brief window between the lake freezing and snow covering the ice. This year has been remarkable. Sometimes you only get a day or two. Last week I looked down on Eagle Lake (I believe: eagle falls trailhead at Lake Tahoe; I was on a higher trail) and saw that people had cleared the snow for skating. It's a beautiful thing.
avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
December 28, 2011 02:16PM
It wasn't looking good xmas day:



but looking around we found some nice ice:



and next day hiked up to another pond:




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Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
January 01, 2012 09:40PM
Thanks for posting this info.

We were able to get up there over the weekend, and it was great to skate on Tenaya Lake!

There were quite a few people there with the same (or better) ideas. One large group were sitting on chairs on the ice, had coolers with beer, and were watching their families playing hockey. They had brought all the gear including goals.

A ranger had recommended the eastern end of the lake. It did seem to be smoother at that end.

The ice was remarkably clear. In the shade, it was possible to see through the ice to the lake bottom.
Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
January 05, 2012 08:45PM
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January 05, 2012 09:04PM
Courtesy of supertopo:



avatar Re: Ice skating Tenaya Lake
January 05, 2012 11:06PM
How warm was it?

I guess even if it's reasonably warm, there's so much ice there that it's not going to get slushy. I remember hearing about an early Dallas Stars NHL Stanley Cup Finals at their old arena that had poorly working A/C. When the ambient temps went up to about the high 70s, the ice started forming puddles and made for a poor playing surface.

Which reminds me. Could they put a Zamboni on Tenaya Lake or is there a chance that it would break through the ice?
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