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Monday, February 16, 2009

What was the Weather like Yesterday?

Lakeview Cottages is a summer resort. In the winter we shut off and drain the water and board up the cabins. The road is maintained only to Lakeshore. After that point, you're on your own. If you think you'll drive up from Big Creek, you'd better think again because the gate is locked across the road four miles from the lake. It's a long walk...up the hill...through deep snow...and slippery ice... Been there, done that!One of our camp guests (and friend of Mark & Cindy in Cabin G) was up at Huntington and was curious about what Lakeview Cottages looked like. The snow was too deep and soft so they could only get to the dam. Notice their mode of transportation! Now you see why, when you call "Lakeview Cottages" in the winter, you reach Susan in Fresno.Above is the island, from Dam # 3.

If you look closely between the trees, you will see the peak of a cabin roof. I'm not sure if it is a Lakeview Cottage or one of our neighbors.

In the summer, this dam is lined with fishermen & women! Our cottages are back in those trees.
These pictures make me want to go snowshoeing. When our children were small, we used to cross country ski the length of Huntington Lake, then up to Camp Keola. You need to be certain the lake is frozen over. A couple of times we skied around the lake by road. That is a lot longer and more hilly. The road is tough skiing because the snow mobiles leave washboard like tracks on the road.
Lakeview Cottages are a great destination in any weather!

4 comments:

JHRME said...

EEek makes me cold just looking at it! Very pretty though! Makes me think of Cross Country Skiing!

live a colorful life said...

It's just beautiful--no matter what time of the year!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Wish we could spend time in the cabins during the winter too. *sigh* Guess I'll just keep my focus on how lucky we are to be able to enjoy this beauty in the summer months. I like seeing pictures of Lakeview in the winter time.

ValPal said...

I’ve been enjoying this sun. It’s been beautiful for weeks now. I think it’s time for an update :)