Operation Ice Out

Friday night’s low temperature dipped to 22 degrees and the high on Saturday was 62 degrees.  We certainly don’t need any more freezing temperatures and would welcome more sunshine.

We’ve been able to get out onto Saganaga Lake and near American Point and depending upon which way the wind is blowing the ice it’s either an indirect route or a very indirect route.  Travel is possible with some patience and planning and before long the ice will be all gone.

Mark was out on Friday afternoon taking some photos and one looking north through Jock’s Narrows and into Canada looks like it was taken mid-winter.  The ice was white as can be while elsewhere it was shades of black.  Black is the color we want to see more of.

The forecast is calling for warming temperatures and this makes me optimistic that the ice will disappear on Saganaga. Other smaller lakes are open on the Gunflint Trail and Knife Lake and Kekekabic are open as well.  If you want to paddle then we’ll get you some liquid to paddle on. We’d love to see you!

Taken from Munkers Narrows looking towards American Point
BWCA Lakes
Looking towards Honeymoon Island
BWCA ice
Ice in the BWCA Saganaga Lake


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