Black's Cliff Resort's Birch Bark Blog

The projects, chores, and life of a family-owned, Northern Wisconsin resort.
What does Vinegar have to do with roofs?

What does Vinegar have to do with roofs?

Time for a scientific experiment

Time for a scientific experiment

Why does Muskie grow such a nice patch of moss on it every year.  I have no idea.  We have tried many remedies and even tried ignoring it.  This year we are giving Vinegar a try.  It worked on a parch of poison ivy earlier along with salt.

Steve enjoying the view

Steve enjoying the view

One of the nice things about running your own business is the ability to choose how to spend a warm afternoon in the fall.  We will report the progress on this endeavor as the moss hopefully dies

After being stuck in the house for a rainy Saturday it was time to head out on a Geo Cache

We headed out to a part of the Bearskin Trail I had never been on. We caught the trail down by Pinewood Golf Course South of Hazelhurst about 5 miles. 2 moms, 5 kids and 2 dogs following a GPS .91 miles to the cache.

One maple tree in particular was in full color. Others were just starting to turn

It has not frozen yet so the ferns are still alive and make a big contrast with the bright red leaves

Sign talking about the Bearskin Creek that runs along the trail. That is what makes this end of the trail so pretty. Both sides have water flowing past and the trees are thick almost coming over the trail

Our favorite part was the observation deck that looks out at the Bearskin Creek watershed

Riley finding his own trail. He was in doggie heaven. Poe found something that smelled ungodly to roll in but I did not discover it til 9pm when he laid next to the couch and the odor wafed to my nose. With rain coming down he and I were out in the yard with the garden hose and my coconut butter shampoo. His nose was out of joint still this morning over the unexpected bath but our noses were all much happier.

Cache found and we headed home

If you have only taken the trail from Hazelhurst to Minocqua you really need to try the southern end of the trail it is I think much prettier.

Hello everyone, Bryon Black here. Welcome to the new Birch Bark Blog, the daily online journal of all things related to running and living at Northern Wisconsin’s best family-owned and operated four-season resort. I’ve been testing the new blog for the past month and feel that it is now ready for your reading, and commenting pleasure. That’s right. You can now comment on the blog entires as Jenny writes them.

That’s not the only change. This blog now comes with a gallery! Jenny will still be uploading photos to go along with her blog entries, but those special, one of a kind photos will find a permanent home in the new Gallery.

This blog also supports media types such as video. To start it off, I thought you all might enjoy a video of the three-time Loon Calling Champion of the world, Jennifer Gibson!

That’s awesome isn’t it?

So, hopefully, you all will appreciate Black’s Cliff Resort’s new Birch Bark Blog and I look forward to reading all of your polite, clean and thoughtfuly-composed comments.