Well, after a touchy spring of warm, then snow, then warm, then cold, I think the lake has finally decided to open up. This afternoon I took a look out the PO (Program Office) window to see open water beyond the Sail Shack, which normally wouldn't surprise me, but since I've been here in January all I've seen has been ice. It's a little early to officially declare the "ice out" but it's getting there.
[View from the Trips House]
[Here's what Matt and I found walking down by the Sail Shack this afternoon]
[Wilderness Program Director Jay Creagh helps Mika get a sense of the epic Upper Dam Portage. She was still a little confused about the whole river right vs. river left terminology, or the English language.]
The kitchen renovations have been moving along and will be ready to start serving up delicious meals in a couple weeks. Here's a couple pictures of Nash nearing completion.
[View of the kitchen from the north end]
[View from outside of Boyce]
One last thing: Matt and I will be in Minneapolis, for the Midwest Mountaineering Expo, so if you're in the area, stop by. There's plenty to see and do, and it's free. We hope to see you there.