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Klondike Days

Klondike Days is a  family oriented gala event in Eagle River featuring a variety of turn-of-the-century activities. Enjoy our pictures from yesterday.

John learning to throw a tomahawk. He hit the bullseye on his 3rd throw.

Learning about turn of the century life in the Living History Village.

The chainsaw carving was amazing! It's unbelievable what some people can do with a chainsaw.

Cutting through the log with the big saw...winning time 10.47 seconds!

On to the chainsaw cutting. They had to make 3 cuts on the log....winning time 4.5 seconds! What a difference power makes!

Klondike Days 2010-02-22T11:47:59+00:00

Boulder Junction Winter Fest

You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for the 2nd annual Winter Fest in Boulder Junction. Winter Fest was held on Boulder Lake and all proceeds are used to help maintain all boat landings on Boulder Junction area lakes. There was an ice fishing contest, ice golf and driving contest, snowshoe relays and tug-of-war, and snow baseball. Free chili, hot dogs, cookies and hot chocolate was served all day. 

26 inch Walleye...nice fish

 

4 holes of ice golf using clubs and a tennis ball. Next winter there just may be an ice golf course on White Birch Lake!

 

Over 50 people tried their hand for the prize for the longest golf drive. Using a driver and a tennis ball, the winning drive was 238 feet.

 

John's team didn't win the relay race, but his team did win the tug of war. Sorry no pictures of the tug of war, Sue was serving chili in the food tent.

Boulder Junction Winter Fest 2010-02-20T18:15:00+00:00

Ballard/Irving Aerator

For all the fisherman we thought you would enjoy seeing the aerator that is placed at the Ballard/Irving boat landing each winter to keep our 3 lakes oxygenated.The Ballard, Irving, White Birch lakes association maintains the aerator all winter long.

The water is pumped out of the lake through the red unit in the background and then in flows back into the water through the tube in the foreground. You can see the culvert into Irving in the background.

Ballard/Irving Aerator 2010-02-16T10:23:14+00:00

Catheryn Wolter Nature Conservatory

Just north of Boulder Junction off County Road B is the Catheryn Wolter Nature Conservatory. This wilderness area consists of 2,189 acres of northern forest and 15 lakes and ponds. The lakes and surrounding forests provide habitat for many native plants and wildlife, including loons, otters, fishers, bear and timber wolves. The preserve is open to the public from sunrise to sunset for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, birdwatching,a nd other low impact recreational activities.

We snowshoed there today and they have a 2.5 and 5.2 mile loop you can go on. It was a beautiful trail. We look forward to going this summer and enjoying it during a different season.

Great trails for either snowshoeing or cross-country skiing

Catheryn Wolter Nature Conservatory 2010-02-14T20:21:48+00:00

Found the Nature Trail Today!

Thanks to my great guide, John, I found the nature trail today. We came upon two otter runs, they sure do like to play in the snow!

Looking up the hill from the nature trail.

The run continued down the hill to the sink hole.

Another great winter photo.

Thanks to our guests who are here for the Valentine’s Weekend package we have pictures of John and I on the lake. Thanks Dave!

Crossing the lake after snowshoeing the nature trail.

Found the Nature Trail Today! 2010-02-13T14:45:53+00:00

All season Resort

No matter what the season White Birch Village is your vacation destination. Enjoy this fun photo we took today. How many activities can you find in the picture?

Fun in all seasons!

All season Resort 2010-02-12T16:35:24+00:00

Sue’s Adventure

What an adventure I had today. I woke up this morning to a beautiful day outside so I decided to get my exercise snowshoeing instead of working out on the Wii. I decided to snowshoe the nature trail that goes around White Birch Lake. I was going to snowshoe to the old boat landing and then walk the lake back. Well best laid plans do not always work out the way we expect them to. At first the trail was very easy to follow, especially since I had coyote tracks to follow.

So on I continued, but found I lost the nature trail very quickly.

I wasn't too sure this was the trail but I ventured ahead anyway!

It was starting to look like I had lost the trail completely.

 I spent a lot of time going up and down ridges trying to find the nature trail, but no luck. If you were to follow my tracks you would think I was making video for America Funniest Home Videos!!! But it was a beuatiful day with beautiful sights like the one below.

 I finally came upon the sink hole and realized I was on the wrong side of it! The nature trail was all the way on the other side and up the ridge. So it was off to find Hwy K and walk the road to the old boat landing. Iwas determined to make it to the lake!

The Sink hole...very pretty even if I should have been on the other side!

Well with perseverance and 1 1/2 hours later I made it to the old boat landing and crossed the lake back to the resort. You won’t want to follow my route if you take the nature trail. What a workout!

I finally made it to the lake. Yeah!!

Sue’s Adventure 2010-02-12T14:45:22+00:00

Squirrel Antics!

The squirrels have been very busy around here this week. Not even the 2nd story window feeders are safe.

Very content to sit on the feeder and eat his lunch.

He's as interested in us as we are in him!

Should I climb this screen and jump to the feeder?

Yup, I can climb this screen!

Squirrel Antics! 2010-02-09T20:42:46+00:00