The Ice is going fast.  We still do not have an airplane but that is not out of the ordinary for this time of year, the ice is getting pretty shaky where the Otter is stored.  Trust me, there will be a quick blog when I get back in the old girl or you can follow us on Twitter @amikoutposts for up to the minute information.  It has rained for 2 days and nights and will be in the upper 60’s for a few days.  My crew has been showing up and we are getting the base prepared and all of our tools together to whip the camps into shape!

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A few days ago the ice was coming down the river towards our dock so Dustee and I went and pushed the big sheets to the side so they didn’t come right at our dock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Most of the airplanes that get maintained in Red Lake take off from the ice when the conditions are perfect. Right before the ice goes bad. They park at our dock because the river is always the first water in the area until Howey Bay opens which on most years is well after the other lakes. We don’t mind doing favors for the neighbors. We are all competitors but we all work together and look after each other in this wild country!