Blue Lake’s Snowy Valentine

16 Feb

Big snow is still holding strong and measuring at least a foot deep in some spots on Blue Lake as a respectable early month snowfall continues to provide a nice bed for incoming fronts. Very dense and heavy snow fell on the BLMA early this week, coating every branch in the woods in beautiful white. Slick roads and big trucks proved a big jammer Wednesday, with folks attempting to travel down Agawak Road reporting a lumber-laden truck stuck perpendicular to the road and blocking both lanes of traffic. Snowmobiles, skiers and ice fisherman have been spotted around the lake, with one angler reporting that zero catches but a lot of bait steals. Relatively mild temperatures in the 20s and 30s for most of the week have meant lots of wildlife to see, with plenty of plump squirrels and rabbits creating prairie-dog like burrows in the snow.

Blue Lake Snowy Overhang

Blue Lake Road, East of Blue Lake Island Road, 02/11/13

Bobcat Lake Road

North of Blue Lake, Around Bobcat Lake Road, 02/11/13

Snowy Pines, Corner of Agawak Road and Blue Lake Road 02/11/13

Snowy Pines Looking Like Frosted Gingerbread Trees, Corner of Agawak Road and Blue Lake Road 02/11/13

Heading into the weekend, temperatures plummeted, into minus belows, with winds blowing strong out of the north.  People went cross-country skiing.  People cried.

Cross-Country Skiing to Frost Bite, Blue Lake Heading East 02/15/13

Cross-Country Skiing to Frost Bite, Blue Lake Heading East 02/15/13

On Blue Lake, Big Basin, Looking West 02/15/13

On Blue Lake, Big Basin, Looking West 02/15/13

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