Is spring coming soon?
Is winter almost behind us? The days are longer, and the sun has a bit more warmth. This past week, we lost a lot of snow in the North Country. Today brought just a few inches inches of fresh snow.
Lots of deer wandering across the roads today on my drive to Tupper Lake. The nicer warmer weather must bring them out of the woods.
It has been a great winter with lots of good snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, but some of us are ready for spring and the annual ice-out competition held every year on many major Adirondack Lakes, and also on our own Raquette Pond.
Even though it is still winter, several Cranberry Lake Boat Club members are working hard to plan the summer’s celebration of the Cranberry Lake Boat Club Centennial. We think the Boat Club is one of the oldest boat clubs in the history of the Adirondack Park. Sailing and kayak races, picnics, hiking and fishing events are just a few of the many celebratory events planned for the summer.
Last summer, several of us hiked portions of the Cranberry Lake 50, a network of trails around Cranberry Lake that also pass through portions of the Five Ponds Wilderness area. I’m anxious to get back on the trail to finish the 50 miles- the reward is a CL50 patch!