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Pick a date, mail in $5 to Black’s Cliff Resort PO Box 125 Hazelhurs WI 54531.  Make sure to have your date, money and contact info included.  $2.50 goes to the Northwoods Wildlife Center as a donation, the other $2.50 goes in the winners pot.  The pot will be awarded to the winner or split by the winners depending on how many pick the day.

If Cliff sinks after dark he will be credited to the next day, as Jenny and Troy are not sitting out with a flashlight all night looking to see if he has sunk.  Usually he sinks during the day when the sun is out and the south wind is blowing

All entries must be in my post office box by March 14th (there is an important reason for this date that will be revealed later).

He has sunk as early as late March and as late the end of April.  Over the years we have seen the ice go out as late as the fishing opener the 1st weekend in May.  So it really has a wide range of dates to pick from

Good Luck and Happy Spring from Cliff and all other Cliff Dwellers! It is always interesting to see who drops in and visits Cliff.  Just remember to grab a log on the way up the steps

March 1st means one thing Ice Out Contest 2009 is here and Cliff is returning to the lake for his 5 time waiting to sink into Lower Kaubashine the day the ice goes out.  What day will it be?

Troy helping Cliff make sure that his head is secure for his ordeal on the ice for the next month or so.  Cliff has to hold himself together through snow, cold, rain, sun and finally a dip in the lake.  What day will he take the dip is the question

Cliff is pulling out all the stops to get his favorite TV host to give him a call this year.   Cliff will be at his solitary post on Lower Kaubashine waiting for the ice to melt and Ellen to call.  Which will happen first?

The lonliest post in America.  Who will stop in and visit Cliff this year?  He is waiting for a few kisses on his cold hairy cheek from any lady who will come down and warm him up.  For all the rules on the contest check out our main website for how to make an entry into the contest.  All entries must be in my mail box by March 14th.

The growing pile of wood from Craig’s tree dropping line the lake by Cliff.  Stop in to see Cliff grab a log

And head up the stairs.  Maybe by ice out we will have them all up the steps