Winter 2012

birth of a shoal

Birth of a Shoal

The dropping level creates some unusual sites as the shoals the challenge us in summer appear to be birthed at this time of year.

lake level is dropping

Lake Level is Up

As the dam is wide open the lake level is dropping as can be seen here.

From TLA dock on March 12

From TLA dock on March 12, 2013

On March 12, after three days of warm temps and rain the lake was slush on top of maybe 24 inches of good ice. Imagine 12-24 inches of slush off the trails and even on the trails it was not good. After I jumped off the Bear Island road towards Loon Lodge and the TLA dock this is what I went through at about 5000 RPM/10 mph.
 

John Moskwa March 13 with snow

John Moskwa March 13, 2013 with snow

On March 12 I ran into John Moskwa, Loon Lodge, loading snow into a toboggan. The snow he had piled around all of his fish huts/bungalows had melted so to provide insulation he had to rebank each one. I guess you all thought fish hut operators just sat inside collecting money. Not true. Tough way to make a living. Join them for a Loon Burger this summer.
 

Fishing in the slush - fun framedFishing in the slush – fun

Fish hut in the early morning fog framedFish hut in the early morning fog

Repairing town docks framedRepairing town docks

Slush is up Feb 23, 2013

Low Visibility Feb 23, 2013

Low Visibility Feb 23, 2013

Even the antifreeze is frozen on Jan 22, 2013.

Even the antifreeze is frozen on Jan 22, 2013.

It's -30 C on Jan 22, 2013

It’s -30 C on Jan 22, 2013

The trail home Jan 20, 2013

The trail home Jan 20, 2013

Beaver Fall at the end of the trail January 20, 2013

Beaver Fall at the end of the trail January 20, 2013

Travelling across the Island January 20, 2013

Travelling across the Island January 20, 2013

A find day on January 20, 2013 looking towards the north arm.

A find day on January 20, 2013 looking towards the north arm.

Slide Rock Jan. 17, 2013

Slide Rock Jan. 17, 2013

Mine Landing Jan 15, 2013

Mine Landing Jan 15, 2013

A fine day on Jan 14, 2012 is a skating rink on January 12, 2013.

A fine day on January 14, 2012

A fine day on January 14, 2012

Is a skating rink on January 12, 2013

Is a skating rink on January 12, 2013

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