May Day or Mayday Mayday Mayday!

Happy May Day!  It is the first of May, Tuscarora’s traditional “Start of Canoe Season” day.  While we are open year round, today we are now officially open for summer.  Some of you out there may be thinking more along the lines of “mayday mayday mayday!!!” when it comes time to think about your May or even early June canoe trip plans.  Keep calm, and send warm thoughts our way.   It has been a strange winter and a strange spring, so no one can know for sure when the ice will go out.  Keep checking in.  We will let you know when the ice goes!

Here are a few pictures from yesterday and today.  It has been overcast and drizzling/raining on and off for a couple of days now.  The Cross River that runs along Round Lake Road is open from the rapids all the way to the start of the first portage.  I caught sight of an otter rafting along on an ice flow before slipping under the water.  The migrating birds are singing like crazy in the mornings.  Round Lake is showing some promising cracks along the shoreline.  The outlet is running strong as well which has harbored a pair of common mergansers.  Good signs!

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Round Lake outlet by Cabin 2

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Open water on the edges of Round Lake where the main dock will be

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Beaver pond on Round Lake Road getting closer to being clear of ice

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Cross River is running fast and full

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Cross Bay entry point dock

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Standing on the Cross Bay entry dock looking toward portage

3 Responses

  1. Mary says:

    This looks so delicious and cool! 99 degrees and smoggy today in Southern California. Sigh.

    • Rachel says:

      Wanna trade? Just for a couple of days to get rid of the lake ice?

      • Mary says:

        Absolutely! I’ll even do all your outdoor chores! I’ll roll in a snowbank! I’ll wade barefoot in the open water at the edge of the lake! I’ll sprint down the road just so I can have big gulps of clean air slamming into my lungs!