Craig and Roseanne arrived home in Red Lake yesterday. Craig says there is less snow here than last year and when I look back he is right. So it seems we are on track for a late breakup but our season should open on time.
|Viking Island Lodge on April 18, 2014|
|Frank Paishk's Cabin on April 20, 2014|
Here what I had to say on April 20, 2013:
Hugh and I skidooed up to Viking Island yesterday. To the south and west of us, a snow storm has roads closed and everyone digging out today. We missed all that. The sun is out and the wind is blowing here. A lot of snow has disappeared just by direct evaporation and it is easy for me to walk between cabins.BUT the ice is shore to shore with snow on top , so I expect break-up to be LATE
I am out here cleaning and making lists. I will be ready when the ice does go.
|From the Tower Cabin Deck, April 20, 2013|
|Freighting to Viking Island on April 20, 2013|
But then there was April 12, 2012 (the earliest break up on record)Hugh just got back from flying out west. Telescope, Optic, Domain and Douglas are free of ice. Howey Bay is about 50 % full of ice. Walleye season is open until April 14, so Hugh had an important mission......walleye for supper. (first time ever to fish walleye before the season closes by boat or plane)
|Viking Island on April 12, 2012|
|We are flying! April 12, 2012|
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