The lake ice was plenty thick enough before this thaw to still be crossable - just watch for any inlets that might have made things unsafe. Also, some streams such as the Opalescent through Flowed Lands or Marcy Brook at Indian Falls may have opened up again. Be prepared to alter plans.
With the cold this weekend, good traction will be needed for any hiking on area trails. No significant snow in sight until next Tuesday, and it won't take all that much to get us back to good conditions again. Stay tuned.