By McArthur Park | Regional Cake Boss
Bass Lake’s annual “Icefest” (formerly “IceFest”), a winter tradition whose local roots have been traced back to pre-1981, was set to open Saturday at Gerald Fjord.
Due to unseasonable warmthness, the festival may be delayed until further notice, organizers have speculated in recent days.
Scheduled activities that may not come about, due to postponement:
- Ice-fishing competition
- Children’s skating exercise (bring your own skates)
- Crowning of Ice Queen
Experts close to the general lake area have cited safety as the main precaution for the delay.
“Ice is dangerous,” said committee member and local climatologist Eckley Mandersfield, grinning. “Luke-cold water is far more deadly.”