Posts Tagged ‘Ontario Ice Out’

It’s May!

May 5, 2019

Surreal to believe that in two weeks we’ll be open and Tall Pines Camp will be full of fishermen. Ryan had his first visitor from the states this week:

And for those waiting on the current ice-out conditions, I think you’ll be happy to see these:

There is still some thin ice as you get further from the falls, but significant melting from last week:

Grouse sightings are all over camp:

And Bridget is still teaching right now back in the states- here is her “Recreational Activities” class that she get’s to take fishing at a nearby pond. Future Wabaskang fishermen????

We are excited that Wanda and Patty, some of our cleaning staff, are set to prepare cabins and do spring cleaning. Ryan has been doing some exterior projects around camp this past week, and firing up golf carts, 4-wheeler, and camp truck- but he’s still finding moments to take it all in- like this sunset:

For our guests, this is the last month we will be taking deposits/payments at the P.O. Box 1028 address. Beginning June 1st, all mail should be sent to General Delivery Perrault Falls, ON POV 2KO. Credit card deposits/payments can also be taken over the phone (3.5% processing fee).

Thank you for choosing Tall Pines Camp, and feel free to email Bridget at info@tallpinescamp.com with any questions about your stay.

End of April update:

April 29, 2019

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So a few picture updates of up North…

Here are some of the Perrault Falls…

Don’t you wish you could hear the sounds of the falls like Ryan is…

This was Sunday evening. Ryan was by the outside office when he spotted this lynx. Ryan could tell it wanted to come and get on land by the boat launch but it ended up falling through the ice and had to circle way around to get to shore. That should tell you something about how thick the ice is!

The above three pics of the lake were taken Friday, while the below three were taken Sunday- you can see how quickly ice is melting and breaking up just in two days (and compared to last week’s blog pics)!

And yet today (Monday) it is snowing. First time Ryan had to get the wood burning fireplace in the main cabin going.

This past week Ryan has been busy- doing some inventory of camp, more organizing, and he took a 2 day class to get his PAL card (Possession and Acquisition License) for firearms. Again, he said everyone he’s met has just been great. Only three more weeks to get camp ready for you guys!

April, 2019- Camp Arrival!

April 22, 2019

Ryan is officially at camp! He left on Thursday April 18th, after a long week of packing and inventorying (not to mention a dozen friends coming by for “one last beer”). Customs and agents at border were very helpful and complimentary on our organization, and after 3.5 hours of paperwork, they sent him on his way. Arriving at the driveway, he couldn’t pull his van/boat all the way in due to the snow that still covered the ground, but within a day enough melted to finish pulling it all the way down the hill.

Ryan commemorated the arrival with a visit to Whiskey Jack Restaurant where all the locals were very welcoming, and the live music was quite symbolic of entry to this new lifestyle.

Currently there is still quite a bit of ice out there (30 inches thick a week ago), but those inches are thinning each day with the sun and warmer temperatures. Just from Saturday to Sunday, he noticed the ice push back about 250 yards from the falls, so it won’t be too long before it reaches our shoreline.

Between all his projects and moving in, Ryan is taking in the surroundings that so few get to see with their own eyes. A moose walking on the ice out front our cabin, two bald eagles “playing” off the deck, and coming within 8 feet from a grouse as he explored camp yesterday. 60’s and sunny yesterday, and we’re just so grateful the weather has cooperated so he could get a head start prepping and settling in.

He’s also had a few visitors already stopping by to welcome us to the neighborhood. I’m a little jealous to say the least (probably as you are too), but know in good time I’ll get to join him. Anyone watch the Last Alaskans?i am reminded of that show as i look at these pictures- the late spring that can be brutal yet majestic:

This may become a tradition to end blogs with a sunset pic- here the first one of 2019. As always, please visit Tallpinescamp.com for booking/contact info. I’ll keep everyone posted on the ice-out, and we thank everyone for all the well wishes. God Bless!

-Bridget