The Greenbird ice craft is now set up at Canyon Ferry. The ice is in reasonable shape with a usable area of about 2 miles by 0.5 miles. This is tiny compared to the whole lake, but also huge compared to the runways we use to run on in the UK, so it should be enough room. We have one little modification to do on the steering system before we are able to run at any speed, but this is under way and will be finished in a day or two.
One thing that is already very clear is that the weather at the lake is almost completely unpredictable. It seems to have its own micro climate that differs from surrounding towns and the forecast! (wind can funnel down valleys differently, giving very different patterns on different sides of hills) The only solution will be to stay on permanent standby, near the craft. The week ahead looks quiet and warm (great to improve the rough ice surface) then a new weather system should move in towards the end of the week. As long as there is not more snow, we should be in very good shape by the weekend.