Archive for December, 2008

Snowmobile Trail Report (12-23-08)

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

NOTE:  The Snowmobile Trail Report is provided by our friends Jeff & Larry, owners and operators of the Anchorage Inn.  The last report was December 23rd, 2008.


Well, it looks like old man winter decided to show up this winter.  Most area lakes were frozen well before we received our first snow fall.  We checked Lake Inguadona yesterday and found 12-13 inches of ice.

There’s been plenty of snowfall as well. We received 10 – 12 inches of snow on 12-14-08.  Since then, we have had two additional snow falls that dropped another 6+ inches.

Trail conditions should be good for so early in the season. All trails were groomed on Monday and Tuesday of last week except where they cross lakes.  Lakes won’t be groomed until we get safe ice.  The trails were groomed again this week, so all trails should be good to go for the long Christmas weekend.

One note of caution, the lakes are a bit rough due to drifting from the strong winds so be careful when crossing them. Trail markers were put in place on Lake Inguadona where the Lost Girl and Chippewa South trails cross the lake.

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

“See You At The Lake”

Winter is Here

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

The last couple of weeks have brought us winter in a hurry.  We took pictures throughout the fall and winter of the ice making process in front of the lodge.  Hard to believe how fast everything happens.  We are posting these photos to give you an idea of the process.  We will do a similar illustration of the ice melting in the spring.

Starting in the upper left and working to the bottom, are the photos in sequential order by date.  Feel free to click on the individual photos for an enlarged look at each photo:


Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

We would like to welcome everyone to our new and improved website and blog.  This blog will be used for a number of different things.  It is our goal to post something new each week with the content varying with each post.  The content will include the all of the following:

1.  General current events and happenings at Thunder Lake Lodge.

2.  Photo postings throughout the course of the year.

3.  Summer and winter fishing reports as well as ice conditions.

4.  Questions posed for our guests and potential guests that will require interaction in the “comments” section.

Item #4 is obviously our biggest goal for this blog.  We strongly encourage questions, comments, concerns and constructive criticisms from our blog readers, whether you are current guests or not, on EVERY blog post.  You have the option of posting as a logged-in user with an account, or you can choose to post anonymously.  In any event, your post and comment will first be moderated and approved by an administrator before it is posted “live”.  This is a measure for us to ensure that you, the reader and follower, can come here knowing that this blog will be like Thunder Lake Lodge – clean, family-oriented fun.

We look forward to keeping you up-to-date on all the year-round happenings here at Thunder Lake Lodge.

Thank you for visiting us and Happy Holidays,

Craig & Jamie Riendeau

“See You At The Lake”