|Eagle Lake ice 5/5/2018|
Mom, Dad and I are currently at Eagle Lake, some 300 miles south of Big Hook at the moment. We are briskly staging for the up and coming 2018 season at Big Hook. Just about all the snow has melted here in the area and the ice is rapidly disappearing thanks to temperatures creeping into the 70's today. Similar weather is warming the Opasquia Provincial Park to the north and putting a hurting on the ice situation. We had a chance to talk with Sandy Lake Seaplane yesterday and there is still plenty of ice in the area, unfortunately. After this past winter, it is expected.
However, predictions for the ice to less loose is getting more favourable as we monitor the future forecasts. Highs in the 50's and 60's are on the way and nightly lows are to remain at or above freezing. According to Sandy Lake Seaplane, ice in the rivers and creeks has melted and crept off the shores in some bays. We will get a more accurate report Thursday when Seaplane is going fly north into the Opasquia Provincial Park and get a birdseye view of the area.
Two weeks ago, it looked dismal for us to have any sort of time to arrive and open camp on or before guests arrived. However, if the future forecasts hold we could possibly be arriving at Big Hook sooner than later. Fingers crossed for warm weather and rain! Looking forward to seeing everyone in the near future.