The winter snows are sure coming down. We have about a foot on the ground and it is snowing again (Dec 4-5). We hope to get the trail groomer out packing after this additional dump, which means we have the potential to start cross country skiing by mid December.
The lake looks like a steaming cauldron each morning as it continues to cool off. Since Gunflint Lake is so deep it freezes last, with mid December being about normal for ice up.
The sled dogs are all raring to go. Adam, our head musher, will be out packing his mushing trails this coming week which will allow him to start getting the dogs out on practice runs. He has 12 eager dogs in his kennel this year.
Construction continues on our new staff building, with the snow and weather making it a challenge to get the roof on, so the crew can work inside for the rest of the winter.
We still have some openings in December and over the holidays if you get the itch to head north for a few days. The deer are starting to come in for their corn treats, the boreal birds are feeding by each cabin and the firewood is stacked high, ready for new arrivals.