Algonquin Outfitters' Oxtongue Lake store - lots of snow left to melt!
We get many phone calls at this time of year, from people in warmer climes, wondering if the lakes are open yet. It is still too early to call but as you can see from the next picture, there is no shortage of ice. Lakes in Huntsville are still frozen. When Oxtongue Lake opens up, lakes in the park typically are ice-free a week later.
Remember the blog about Quinzee building? Two of our fearless staff members, Todd and Jeremy, helped out by Thomas from down the road, built a Quinzee at our Winter Assembly. Quinzee-building conditions were tough. The day was cold (high of -15 C) and the good snow was hidden under a hard crust. They perservered and built a fantastic three-person Quinzee. It is a testament to solid construction and the surprising strength of snow that the quinzee is still standing today.