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I took these neat pictures of the mist on the lake on the way home last night.  The ice is quickly fading.  We are expecting colder temps and snow through the weekend.  That will delay the lake going out. Snow started coming down last night and we have more in the forecast for tonight.  Cliff […]

I have a little something for everyone today.  The ice has been slowly creeping across the lake.  I caught this sunrise yesterday (this morning there was a 50 foot section left in the middle but missed a picture of that).  I worked yesterday on the 2013 calendar for the resort and got it done.  This […]

What a difference a couple of days makes.  Thanksgiving folks were fishing and going out in row boats and today, Saturday we woke up to a lake freezing over Kaubashine and Shamrock’s dock

This blog is about what is going on at the resort, and a the moment a large frozen chunk of water is what is keeping everyone entertained so you get one more day of pictures of skating across the lake.  This time the wind was whipping the snow across the lake.  Snow berms were starting […]

On our way to the Lakeland vs. DC Everest basketball game in Wausau last night, I quickly pulled over so Troy could grab my Iphone and snap these pictures of an icefisherman at sunset on Lower Kaubashine.  It was absolutely beautiful.  Earlier in the day I did not have the camera or my Iphone when […]

I finally decided it was time to test the ice out.  We wait for this day every year where the ice is just thick enough to skate on and there is no snow.  I have spent more money than I would like to admit for these awesome skates that I pull out whenever a day […]

Came down to the lake this morning to find it frozen over for the first time Stepping out on the raft sent waves through the ice.  Insert the sounds of groaning and cracking at this point For now without snow it is a clear view through the ice at the shallows

We had a meeting of a group we are going to call Black’s Cliff Alumni Group.  Those that have chosen to put up their own 4 walls and swinging bed in the Northwoods and move up.  Jim and Nancy are the newest members who are enjoying their retirement in the Northwoods and Al an Roberta […]

Cliff was not looking to excited when we pulled in the driveway.  If anything he looks slightly depressed at how spring is turning out so far.  Tomorrow we have 13 inches of snow in the forecast.  Will the Northern schools finally call a snow day on Wednesday or atleast cancel track practice? The edges of […]

Temps have dipped and lake effect snow came down yesterday.  We picked up an inch or so of fluffy dry snow Looks like someone or something has been out on the lake and it might be safe… may have to get the skates out later and find out