Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Earliest Ice Out on Poplar Lake

Yesterday, April 6 marks the earliest day that the ice went out on Poplar Lake in our record history. Prior to this year the earliest the ice went out was on April 16 in 2005 and 2006. Between 1990 and 2000 the ice went out six times during May with the latest May 22. After the year 2000 the ice has gone out six times in April and three time in May.

Spring is arriving quite early this year- our first robin was spotted over the weekend of March  26 by guest at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and we have seen many more since then. Trees buds are ready to burst open and the creeks are open and flowing.

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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Ice Conditions on the Gunflint's Lakes

Last night the ice went out in Little Ollie Lake. Most of the smaller lakes along the Gunflint Trail have also become ice free in the last few day.  This is the earliest ice out anyone along the Gunflint can ever remember for these lakes.  Looking at the weather prediction for continue above average temperature it is likely the rest of the lakes will lose their ice in the next week or two.