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BThe ice roads are starting to get a bit wet and slushy. There's still plenty of ice, at least for now.
Rob Nuss 4-2-17
Beautiful shot of the icicles hanging from the roof.
Bob Shem March 2017
This is what boiling water looks like when you fling it in sub-zero temps.
Carolyn Haggard - January 2017
Cool looking clouds in the mornings this week!
Mixed weather on Labor Day weekend. Beautiful Saturday, dry Sunday, and absolutely soggy on Monday.
Pray for snow this year!!
An aerial view of the floating portion of the Craig Johnson remembrance of life.
Greg Gursey 7-9-16
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We had an interesting visitor Saturday evening. While we were in doing the dishes, this little guy got up on the table and decided to do a bit of wine tasting.It didn't get too far, but it was fun to watch.
Carolyn sent in a couple shots from over the weekend.
A new page
has been added to
the site. It's a link
page entitled"Camp"Tukuskoya" The page focuses on the early days of the camp, but there's a lot to see in the backgrounds of the images as well. Accompanying the images is a first hand recollection from one of the early campers.
If you have old pictures of the lake and would like to send them to me, I'd be happy to put together another page.
Flat Lake ice is floating higher, as the weight of the snow melts away. Some areas of the roads and driveways are drying out. Other areas are just as deep as they have been. No one is driving vehicles, other than snowmachines or 4-wheelers, on Flat Lake. With overflow off the ice roads in many areas, snowmachines are definitely the best transportation choice right now. The groomed snowmachine trail is good, other than road and driveway crossings.
Monday, 4/24/17. The low this morning was 35. We'll be looking at cloudy skies, with showers until mid-afternoon today, and a high in the upper 50s. The low tonight is forecast to be in the mid 30s. Tomorrow is predicted to be mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid 50s.
Total snowfall for the season is 60". Snow depth is less than 2", closer to 6" deep back in the trees where it's shady.
Flat Lake has been completely frozen over since November 16. We have 22" of ice in front of our place, as of Sunday, 4/23/17. Ice thickness will vary from place to place.
It's worth noting that the ice roads on Big Lake, Mud Lake, Root Beer Lake, and Flat Lake are a volunteer effort, not subsidized in any way by the state, borough, or any grants. If you use the ice roads frequently, and would like to make a contribution to help these volunteers with gas and maintenance on their trucks, I will gladly accept any donations, and see that they are divided up among the the folks who spend a significant amount of their time and equipment establishing and maintaining these roads. Checks can be made payable to Carolyn Haggard, 14949 Big Lake Lodge Rd., Wasilla, AK 99623. If you spend much time plowing the main ice roads, and haven't gotten a share from this unofficial fund in the past, please let me know so that you can be included. Folks who have their own plows are always encouraged to drop their blade on the way in or out if the roads are being cleared.
These ice roads are are multi purpose, and are shared by cars, trucks, 4 wheelers, snowmachines and airplanes. Always give right of way to airplanes, and give them plenty of space.
Always check with locals and use a drill or chainsaw to check ice thickness as you go when venturing onto the unplowed ice, unless someone you trust has checked it first. Ice thickness can vary greatly over relatively short distances.
ON FLAT LAKE TIME
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ON FLAT LAKE TIME is the story of how my beautiful, resourceful wife, Gail, and I solved the many unforeseen problems encountered when we moved off the road system to a remote cabin on a lake in Big Lake, Alaska. It chronicles the adventurous lives of the Flat Lake “home guard” and the shift in perspective it takes to fully enjoy and look forward to the next challenge.
Haggard Boat Storage and Repair http:// haggardstorage.com/
Self-storage units now available for rent at Haggard Storage. The units are 10' x 10', with concrete floors and interior sheetrock walls. Heated units are $85 per month, unheated are $55 per month. Units are available under a 6 month minimum contract. Rent one for a year, and take 10% off!
Boat storage is $550 per year for a 9 1/2' x 28' covered spot.. - Dale and Carolyn Haggard Call 907-892-7797 or 907-232-7411
We can also put a skookum top on as well as glass in your boat:
Thanks To Larry Taylor
As you know, I have been working on securing the Flat Lake access for public use for some time now. This public notice is a pre-curser to my proposed ordinance that will appropriate money to purchase the land from Mental Health. Once the purchase is made, folks in our area will never have to worry again that they will lose the access they have become accustomed to using.
we need to solicit comment from as many people as possible. Comments can be emailed to email@example.com
Dan Mayfield March 2017
The crack on the road to the north shore. I hope this heals soon....
Carolyn Haggard - March 2017
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Cool shot of a bubble that froze before popping and landed on a snowy tree limb.
Carolyn Haggard - January 2017
Beautiful sunrise. Thanks to
A beautiful night after a gorgeous day! I'm loving this summer!
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