First stop: Torch Lake emerges from winter

Posted on March 31, 2011

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I was scouting routes for our 5k run/walk and decided that wherever we meander we have to stop here.   Torch Lake is emerging from winter in fine shape, and the Township’s Bill Good Day Park is the perfect place to look at all the blues there are.

If you look closely, you can see the thin edge of the skim of ice that was there yesterday.  Through the ice you can look down, down into the lake, all the way to the cobbles on the bottom and a big log left over from the lumbering era.  You can watch puffy clouds skate across the surface.  You can turn your face to the sun.  And on the north side of the boat ramp you can see the old ice piled on the shore.  Maybe it’ll be gone by April 10.

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OK, so now we have to choose more places within 2.5k of here . . .   Back later.

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