8/3/14 Lynx on Long Island

"Unusual sighting here on Long Island. This is the first Lynx I've heard of here. It was seen by Debbie Culver this morning and sent me the pic." TUNDRABEN (Rabbit population must have increased. - LT)

Ryan Gursey and his latest rainbow trout.

SOLD! Alaskan Author's Private Lake house.
This Breathtakingly beautiful spot can be yours. Located on the shores of Flat Lk this 2.21 Acre lot is hard to beat. Meticulously maintained w/ up grades like bamboo & Cork flooring, tongue & groove cedar, jetted tub, greenhouse, south facing deck, dock & guest cabin or studio. 2nd bedrm is a loft. This one really sparkles and is a must see!!
Flat Lk is the 3rd lake in the Big Lake water system. Boat in from Big lake, fly in or ice roads in the winter. There is also a public launch on Flat lk its self. 
Shannon Parberry 907-232-0227 
Good Job Shannon!


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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.

Denali Transmissions 
Automatic Transmissions and Drivetrain

Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge
Your Heavy Duty Transmission Headquarters
Dan Hall 907-315-0061

2/3/14 - Self storage units for rent at Haggard Boat Storage and Repair 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! - Dale and Carolyn Haggard Call 907-892-7797 or 907-232-7411

The "Toyo-Doctor" makes house calls. 
     John Ohmann is a Trained Toyostove Technician. When we met him ten years ago on Flat Lake, he was building up house calls and working another job. Now he repairs Toyostoves full time. Mr. Ohmann knows Toyostove philosophy and can explain how they work. For an appointment call 354-4831. 

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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! - 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:

Dale Haggard




Panhandle Law Center, LLC


Ice thickness safety chart. (Does not apply to rotten ice!)

Visiting Southeast Alaska?
Stay at the Sitka International Hostel - year round.

Flat Lake Snowfall totals
'13-'14: 57.25 inches +
'12-'13: 73.75 inches
'11-'12: 96.00 inches 
'10-'11: 42.25 inches
 '09-'10: 76.50 inches
'08-'09: 98.50 inches
'07-'08: 73.25 inches
'06-'07: 46.00 inches 

High 6/22/12 82 F
High 5/27/11 79.3 F
High 7/9/10 81.0 F
High 7/7/09 88.7 F
High 7/4/08 81.7 F
High 6/21/07 85.5 F

Low 12/17/12 -30 F (so far)
Low 1/1/12 -20  F
Low 1/16/11 - 24.0 F 
Low 11/16/09 - 20.0 F 
Low 1/1/09 - 40.0 F
Low 2/3/08 - 25.1 F
Low 1/9/07 - 33.0 F

AK Mining Alaska Webcams
(So we can see what the weather's like in Anchorage)

Alaska Road Traveler Information Service 
Request Free Alaska Highway Map

Aurora Forecast

ice thickness safety chart
(Not good for rotten spring ice)

Big Lake Webcam


"You don't have to be loony to live here, but it helps."

It is always a good day, though,
when we get to go to the cabin.

- Steve Wright, Crooked Lake

Flat Lake, Alaska 
8/3/14 11:30 AM, 58 F and overcast with a breeze.
See Big Lake webcam below for current conditions,
Alaska traffic weather cameras for other areas:
Alaska Road Traveler Information Service

Big Lake Webcam
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Courtesy of Mike Kangas, Alaska Industrial Hardware

Trucks Through The Ice

Big Lake Weather (Wunderground)

Nice USGS earthquake map with clickable local reports.

IPS Meteostar for the radar weather map

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This is Danny's spot. Here he is June 18, 2011 taking Heather Kincaid on her wedding ride on Big Lake.

Loon nesting on Scott and Rachel's Island 6/29/08
Excerpts from an Alaskan writer's manuscript, The Freezing of Lakes, Flying Squirrels, Ice Puppy photos, and Iced In:
On Flat Lake Time.

Samples of each of the Elements in the Periodic Table that are safe to display excite mineralologists and chemists at the
 Alaska Museum of Natural History
The display was built to order and donated by the
Alaska Section of the American Chemical Society.

Vintage Flat Lake link

Photo and Video Cache

2013 Ice Classic Golf

2012 Flat Lake Gourmet Ski-In Picnic
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More photos

Haggard's New Years Party 2012

Flat Lake Recipes

Photo-story: Loon Tragedy

6th Flat Lake Invitational Golf Tournament

11/12/10 Ice Report video

Burston Island Fire link

Flat Lake Break-Up Party 2010


Everyone had a good time at the 30th Annual 2010 Flat Lake Cross Country Ski Gourmet Picnic. more photos

Video Cache of our Governor Sarah Palin giving husband Todd a send-off kiss in the 2007 Iron Dog Snowmachine Race. (Lots of searches for Sarah Palin, but they are distracted by "Vehicles that broke through the ice" and the ice thickness safety chart.)

Big Lake Trails Photos & and Project Story

Anna Violette Reports

Dan Kruse YouTube on building his house: slide show 
SavingGraceAK - April 25, 2010 - Building our family cabin...lots of memories

Haggard's 2010 New Years Party Photos


Loon battle on ice videos

The 29th Flat Lake Gourmet Ski-in Picnic
Theme: "Alaska's 50th Anniversary of Statehood"
2009 Picnic Album

and Flat Lake Alaska Flag Song video

The 4th (2009) Flat Lake Open Golf Tournament

Flat Lake Masters 2008 photos

Haggards' 2008 New Year's Party On Ice

The 28th Annual Flat Lake Gourmet Ski-in Luau

Iditarod Race Champion Lance Mackey

Black bear video

Mother and baby porcupine wrestling

 Freeze-up 2008 photos

Pauli's 40th (a retrospective)

Ben and Maeve's Flat Lake Wedding

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Ryan Gursey's Wopper Flat Lake Rainbow Trout.

Church Camp clean-up crew at Flat Lake Landing

Spruce Grouse

Bob Shem et. al.

Shem skier going by the cabin.

Music boat sitting off our dock, sharing.

Shana giving some perspective to her paddle board.

Another Shem, skiing with style.

Glenda came to say goodby.

Flat Lake Iris.

Tuned ride.

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Our moving crew, lead by the Muldovians. Quite a sad picture, actually. 

"Your piece of the Alaskan mystique"
Long Island, Sitka, Alaska

The Cabin on Long Island Beach Front Property.


                               2005 - 2014 
                                                      Larry Taylor, Jr.                     
                                PO Box 521834
                                            Big Lake, Alaska 99652