Monday, February 27, 2017

Walking the Bouche Rd

Pretty hard walking with the snowshoes lately.  Take a few steps and the snow collapses every once in a while.  The Bouche Rd. is all plowed out so I take the truck park walk 3km and back to the truck.  Then park as far as I went last time,  Now I'm up near the Osprey Nest going north to the cuts.



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Snow Fleas

On the snowshoes for a couple of days and noticed lots of Snow fleas in the snow, this year they seem to be all over, hadn't seen that many in the snow.  Here is a clip from Google about them and some pictures I took.



They are in the snow everywhere this year.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Finally made it around the snowshoe trail

It's been several years since we were snowshoeing quite often in the winter.  Back then the trail was all marked with flagging.  Since then looking for it took a long time, last fall I did some of it and a bit more the winter.  This week I started from the other end at Hedlund marsh up to McIntosh Lake.  At the lake there was a cut several years ago and all the trail markers were gone, finally finished joining the other end together. This trail starts up Bouche Rd and ends a Hedlund marsh at the road and walk back on the road to Bouche Rd. Here are some pics I took on the Hedlund/McIntosh end.  Next time out will be the first time in along time to go all the way around.



Sunday, January 29, 2017

Finally winter is back, and the sun is shining

Out to the dump today, new rules for the dump only Sundays, and a half day on Wednesday in the AM.  The rest of the time it will be locked up.  There will also be a person at the dump to tell you where to put it.



Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dreary weather, damp, no sun, grey skies

The weather is terrible, had to cancel breaking trail on the snowshoes, lake is full of slush and to top it of we haven't seen the sun for ages.  Tempertures have been around 2-5 °C during the day.
  Not using very much wood in the stove either.  This afternoon I washed the car with the hose and used the chamois to dry it off.  Every time I have been to town I was going to wash the car to get the salt and sand of it and say by the time I get home it will be just as bad.  Now it's clean it will get dirty going into town at least I didn't have to pay for it. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Starting to open snowshoe trail

This afternoon I started to break trail on the snowshoe trail.  It's about 5Km. with a walk on the road to get back at truck.  Today I put in about 1.5Km.  This hasn't been used for about 2-3 years.  Last fall I tagged flagging and did quite a bit of cutting, one area hasn't been tagged at all. Hopefully I will keep at it through January if the weather holds. The trail starts at Bouche Rd and ends at Hedlund marsh.



 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

First update of 2017 weather report


Weather has been up and down for much of January really cold and days like today at -4 C to last week at -20C to -30C.  Quite a bit of snow the last few days, the boat in the picture is now covered over.  Gowganda Lake has 10 inches and snowmobiles have started to pass thru town, the groomer has been out for a few days now.



Friday, December 16, 2016

The third supermoon of the year was on Dec 13/16

This must be some kind of record to have 3 Super Moons in one year, although this one was supposed to be a bit smaller.  When the moon was coming up it was in the scattered cloud, finally there was a good  shot.  Enjoy.
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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Here are some pics from today.

The lake pretty well froze over yesterday morning, last night it was quite cold which will add some inches to the ice.  I can't see any open water as far as I can see.