As the lake freezes, snow accumulates on the ground, and the lake sunsets come earlier, Caribou Lake Association wishes you and your family the warmest holiday season. This has been a year like no other with a pandemic continuing around us. May this holiday season bring you close to your family, peace when you need it, and warm thoughts as we welcome a new year.
A couple updates and things to think about as we go into the holiday season and new year.
Starting June 30, 2020, CLA began meeting with Proctor BSA troop #84 regarding the building and placement of loon nesting platforms on Caribou Lake. The Eagle Scout Project was completed around the first of September and we are excited to share the photos and information with our Caribou Lake enthusiasts.
Caribou Lake Enthusiasts, you can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14 with early deals already starting. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1428882 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app. AmazonSmile will then donate to Caribou Lake Association Inc. As soon as the next report on Smile impact is available we will release the results – happy shopping!
This is the second lowest water level on record for Caribou Lake, but many report this being the lowest they can recall seeing. Check out this video series submitted by Tom Romundstad to see areas of the lake many can’t get to right now.
As Northern Minnesota residents, we are fortunate to live in an area with some of the darkest skies in the Eastern United States. But it’s important that we take measures now to preserve this treasure. There will be a special presentation geared toward lake property owners and rural residents on October 1st 2020 at 7:00pm on Zoom and Facebook.
Caribou Lake has many outdoor enthusiasts and I often see neighbors who regularly walk, jog, or bike with their families and pets down the well-used pavement on Sunny and Shady Lanes. I am sure many other roads around the lake get used frequently as well, so it is nice to have a new off-road option to explore. The Industrial Road One-Mile Loop Trail is now open for hikers and bikers. The trailhead is located at 5594 Industrial Road and has ample signage and parking.
Caribou Lake enthusiasts and Amazon patrons, you can make a difference for our lake while you shop by using smile.amazon.com linked to the Caribou Lake Association Inc. charity. I know that my Amazon ordering has increased during these uncertain pandemic times and it is a good time to remind everyone to use smile.amazon.com to support our lake.
We had an issue with the harvester where a rock cracked the hydraulic
tank and caused water to fill the tank. We patched the tank and flushed
the water out and were able to get several more days of use. However the
tank is taking on water again so we will be shutting down for the
season. I have contacted Equipment Rental, a company that does welding
and hydraulic work, to check out the machine, make necessary repairs,
flush and fill the hydraulic system, so we are ready for next season.
Most of the lake is in good shape, weed wise, but we would have liked to
make one more pass around the lake before the season ended, but with an
oil leak we don’t want to jeopardize the machine or the lake.
Caribou Lake Association has got an addition to our family of volunteers!
Carrie Romundstad is our new website editor.
Carrie is passionate about community involvement and has all necessary attributes to make our website a more engaging and informative tool.
Welcome Carrie and thank you for volunteering!
Dear Caribou Lake property owners,
Happy July 4th and please take a part in the annual boat parade on our lake.
Please take a look at photos from 4th of July Boat Parade 2020, organized by Rosie and Les Adophlson. Continue reading