Island is Now OPEN

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Island is Now OPEN

Post by Midwest Ed » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:22 pm

:shock: :shock: :roll:
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Re: Island is Now OPEN

Post by chief54 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:01 am

I talked to Chris yesterday at Park Headquarters and he said Ranger will head over next week to start opening the park. Still some ice here and there but nothing like last year, Chris said more like a normal year. Thats good news, I will be heading out end of May.
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Re: Island is Now OPEN

Post by Midwest Ed » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:25 am

Mother Nature knows the park just opened. Ice out has begun.
I was just having a little fun.
Indeed, there is less ice than last year although I would still expect more snow than normal here and there, as this year's heavy snowfalls came later in the winter.
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Re: Island is Now OPEN

Post by jrwiesz » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:16 pm

Catching that first boat.
I've pondered, is there enough snow for skiing sections; maybe to Lane Cove or towards Tobin Harbor?
The ultimate glade run. 8)
How much would the charge be for transport of ski equipment; could be regarded as any other piece of gear/equipment :?:
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Re: Island is Now OPEN

Post by Midwest Ed » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:16 pm

The many wonders of Spring:
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Re: Island is Now OPEN

Post by hooky » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:37 pm

Great series of photos from the webcam.


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Re: Island is Now OPEN

Post by Midwest Ed » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:37 pm

Some lucky boat crew made it, and they brought a snow shovel! :D
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Re: Island is Now OPEN

Post by Midwest Ed » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:47 pm

No doubt about it now.
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Re: Island is Now OPEN

Post by Midwest Ed » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:25 pm

What a difference just one week makes.
Things appear to be getting busy.
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Re: Island is Now OPEN

Post by dcclark » Thu May 23, 2019 8:49 am

The Tobin Harbor webcam came up recently. Looks like a foggy morning!
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Re: Island is Now OPEN

Post by Midwest Ed » Fri May 24, 2019 2:03 pm

I've been lobbying the Park to add a webcam to Snug Harbor or maybe move the one at Tobin Harbor. The Tobin Harbor camera has never been very reliable.
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