When great trees fall…

Bearskin reluctantly said “Goodbye” to an old friend this week.  The immense white pine that stood by the front steps of the Main Lodge finally had to be removed. For years Bearskin guests have been intrigued by the ever-widening hollow on the inside of the 150 year old tree.  A frequent guest, a man who is now […]

If it’s time to guess the ice-out date, that must mean it’s finally spring?

We usually start the annual “ice-out” guessing game every year in late March, or perhaps early April.  Our failure to mention it this year is not entirely due to dereliction of duty.  It’s tough to muster enthusiasm for the annual rites of spring when it’s still the dead of winter on May 1. In the history of […]

A bird in the hand…

Kate and Quinn were walking back from lunch, when they glanced up at the screen porch and saw this shape outlined against the broad expanse of the west-facing screen. The only way into the screen porch is through the Main Lodge.  We were pretty preoccupied with work that day, but not so busy that we […]