Archive for the ‘Ice on East Bearskin Lake’ Category

And the winner of the ice guessing contest is: alas, nobody!

Monday, April 5th, 2010


Well, that was a short-lived "ice out" contest!  On Saturday, April 3rd, the ice went out of East Bearskin Lake.  Bob watched it go and as always, it was an amazing event to watch.  Of course, Bob and Quinn have already paddled all over on the lake. 


Could winter really be over? Nah…. Time to start guessing the “ice out” date!

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

 Winter disappeared on the Gunflint Trail rather suddenly.  We didn't expect that.  


“Did I just see the ice go out?”

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

"webcam5609826pma"Somebody called around lunch time today to ask, "Did I just see the ice go out on  on the webcam?"

Yes, indeed, that is exactly what he saw.  Just like last year,  it was as if the ice suddenly decided to march eastward down the lake.  A little before noon, the ice began rapidly moving past the the lodge, carrying with it remnants of this winter's history — a broken tipi pole, bits of dog bedding straw, a mysterious log that had been lodged in the ice, an escaped broomball stick.  By early afternoon, as far as we could see into the distance on East Bearskin Lake it was totally clear of ice.


Black ice

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

"black-ice-54091"The ice all over East Bearskin Lake is becoming increasingly black.  It resembles a spotted animal print fabric, covered in white ovals  interspersed with jaggedy black splotches of dark ice. 

Last chance to make an "ice out prediction." Predictions range from May 6th to May 12th to August.


Prediction: correct

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008


Watching the ice form

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

After an interminable number of cloudy, overcast November days, Sunday was finally clear and bright here. Quinn and Bob decided to take a sunny day break and head out on one final lake exploration, a trip to the somewhat inaccessible Rocky Lake.  The shorelines of the lakes were ringed with borders of brittle, chunky ice, but they made it into Rocky Lake with only a moderate amount of ice breaking.