Saturday, January 5, 2013

The New Year brings our first Deep Freeze

Bullet Pond ~ January 5, 2013
The New Year brought our first deep freeze on January 3rd and 4th, with temperatures dropping to -12F. Friends on Charley Hill Road a few miles south of here recorded -17F. Schroon Lake is finally freezing across the entire lake on the north end.

Foot trail west of Bullet Pond
We also enjoyed 18" of snow fall this week, and took advantage of it to do some snowshoeing west of the pond along the snowmobile trail. The only animal sign we saw on the entire trek was a vole scampering across the driveway. I was surprised that no one had been back there yet with a snowmobile. We'll go exploring again today, as temperatures have risen into the 20's.