Friday, July 18, 2014

Historic Lodge Restoration

With the 100 year anniversary of Clearwater as a business only a year away we thought it was time the main lodge got a face lift.  The lodge is 88 years old and its logs are covered in multiple layers of stain and thick paint and in need of cleaning.  The paint has begun to crack and flake leaving the logs exposed to the elements.  This exposure has also left some logs too rotten for simple refinishing; they need to be replaced.  We will be teaching ourselves how to do that this fall.  For now we have begun the long process of stripping, scraping, sanding and re-staining, we expect the whole process to take until next summer.  We will keep everybody updated to progress. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ice Out!

We are calling it.  Winters official time of death 5/18/14, 7:24 pm.  If there is any ice left out there I couldn't find it.  It coincided with a nice calm night allowing us the seasons first palisade reflection.  Come on up, spring is finally here!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ice Update 5/16/14

With shifting winds today's ice update looks like we've gained ice.  Temperatures below freezing at night and barely cracking 40 during the day has made little head way in getting rid of this rotten ice.  We are still optimistic it will be out by Sunday, but are all about as sick of winter as one can be.