Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spring in the North

May is just around the corner and the calendar indicates spring has arrived and should be in full swing.  The ice here at Eagle Lake had vanished, however winter has returned gripped NW Ontario with hopefully one last gasp. Last Monday a brutal low pressure dumped approximately a foot of snow in the Dryden/Red Lake region and blasted the area with an arctic freeze for days.  Yesterday morning (4/29) I awoke to see Eagle Lake once again coated with a thin layer of ice.

Looking forward to open water and amazing sunsets. 
Thankfully, warmer temperatures are on the way and the snow is quickly melting here at Eagle Lake.  Temperatures are forecasted to climb into the 60's over the next few days, even up in the Sandy Lake/Opasquia park region.  This is great news as we patiently wait for the ice to recede at Central Lake along with the outposts.  All signs are pointing to a typical ice out year at Big Hook, which usually falls around the 12th of May.  I would love to see the ice disappear tomorrow but that is a far fetched dream at this moment.

We have staged all the remaining goods for the 2017 Big Hook season and have them ready for transport to the north.  I am hoping to pick up the plane sometime this week from Selkirk and bring it back here to Eagle Lake; very excited to get back up in the air and soar the blue skies.

I thought I'd pass on some information for hotel lodging in Red Lake.  We received a letter a couple days ago from the Super 8 in Red Lake offering a special rate to Big Hook guests for the 2017 season.  The camp rate is $100 per night for two queen beds.  If you haven't booked your room in Red Lake before you fly out take advantage of these prices.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.  The season 2017 is almost underway.