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Best time to visit (defrosted lake)

Miami, FL
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Best time to visit (defrosted lake)

Hello everyone,

I'm planning a visit to LL, but want to make sure I get to see the beautiful blue crystalline water of LL. Which would be the best time to visit?

Many thanks!

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1. Re: Best time to visit (defrosted lake)

LL is usually ice-off by the end of the first week of June, if not before. As we get into May I always make a habit of flicking in to monitor the LL webcam to try to catch the thaw.

http://cams.skilouise.com/cam9.jpg

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2. Re: Best time to visit (defrosted lake)

If you are coming this year, ensure you have secured accomodation. It's going to be tough.

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3. Re: Best time to visit (defrosted lake)

The ice-off date is monitored as part of a climate change study. The usual range for ice off is May 25 to June 9. It doesn't freeze again until sometime in November.

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4. Re: Best time to visit (defrosted lake)

Great! thank you everyone :)

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5. Re: Best time to visit (defrosted lake)

The camera is fantastic! Thank you!

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6. Re: Best time to visit (defrosted lake)

If you have the option to visit either on mid-June or mid-Sep, which one would you choose?

Want to see the crystalline blue (unfrozen) lake too

:)

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