Black's Cliff Blog "Northern Wisconsin Activities" Blog Entries

Ice coming out, Ermine, Making Maple Syrup

Posted: Mar 11, 2024
Main Image

Excerpt: The lake has been slowly melting. I spotted our friend the ermine out my kitchen window by Kaubashine You can see the tip of its tail is starting to turn dark. Spring is one the way We have been collecting maple sap since early February. We are getting to the end of the season. We have our big cook... Read more

Skiing, Rocking Chairs and Wood

Posted: Jan 07, 2011

Excerpt: The Kryzanowski crew heading out skiing. They are reporting that skiing at Winter Park has been surprisingly good a few rough spots here and there but other than that very enjoyable. "The Guys" in Birchwood also returned for their weekend ski. Kevin last year took a bit of a tumble into everyone's favorite rocker. Happily thanks to a furniture... Read more

New Fawn

Posted: May 25, 2009

Excerpt: A friend of mine caught this picture of a brand new baby fawn on County Y about 10 minutes from the resort. I am sure mama was not far away... Read more

Caching in Boulder part 2

Posted: May 04, 2009

Excerpt: Our 2nd cache adventure took our new family mini van down roads(snowmobile trails) that it was not ment for. We carefully took negotiated the ruts over a mile into the woods to our destination. I knew this one was going to be neat due to the history involved. Below is a picture of where we were headed Originally from... Read more

Happenings this last Weekend

Posted: Mar 31, 2009

Excerpt: With 4 inches of snow coming in today I decided to go to my mail box for pics I refuse to post any pics of the outside today I am done with snow. These pics were sent in by Rob Moore who was watching the resort for us this weekend along with Bob and Barb. What does this picture mean.... Read more

Tennessee Dreaming

Posted: Mar 17, 2009

Excerpt: Cliff has always been a big fan of Elvis so it seemed logical that he head in the direction of Memphis on Amtrak. Maybe Cliff will pick up some new hair style ideas and ditch the orange hat Needing wheels to get around the state of the King of Rock and Roll, Cliff stopped in at the friendliest Hertz... Read more

Blaze Orange

Posted: Nov 29, 2008

Excerpt: [caption id="attachment_568" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="Great Hunters from the South Arrive"][/caption] Ready to hunt, orange suspenders and all. The look on their faces is the reason I love to open up our 40 to hunting familes. It provides a safe area to do a little hunting with kids. [caption id="attachment_569" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Hey Dad where are your orange pants?"][/caption] There is... Read more

Winter Moving in

Posted: Nov 17, 2008

Excerpt: [caption id="attachment_497" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Winter Approaching "][/caption] The raft being slowly iced in [caption id="attachment_498" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="Boats out in time"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_499" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Ice Creeping across the lake"][/caption] Missing Picture this morning. Sunrise from the top of the hill with an Eagle at the top of a birch tree looking out over the lake and the sunrise. Dam... Read more

Northwoods Loons in the Mist

Posted: Oct 14, 2008
Main Image

Excerpt: Grace and Rob, from a previous post, also sent me these awesome loons in the mist. They have lost their black and white look but you can't tell from the pics. They should be heading out soon for the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks for sharing these great pics!... Read more

Nice Fish, 26 inch Northern!

Posted: Sep 23, 2008

Excerpt: In between Muskie fishing, Jimmy Cikowski caught these two nice fish last weekend. They were headed straight for the frying pan ... Read more

Wife Carrying, Wife Ferrying and Pike Carrying Contest

Posted: Sep 21, 2008

Excerpt: [caption id="attachment_77" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="What to do in Retirement?"][/caption] Move to Minocqua and get involved with the community by helping to organize the Wife Carrying, Wife Ferrying and Pike Carrying event. Thanks John! Beats board meetings and traffic any day [caption id="attachment_73" align="alignnone" width="417" caption="Wife Carrying"][/caption] This weekend it was the 2nd Annual Wife Carrying, Wife Ferrying and Pike... Read more

Geocaching the Bearskin

Posted: Sep 17, 2008

Excerpt: After being stuck in the house for a rainy Saturday it was time to head out on a Geo Cache We headed out to a part of the Bearskin Trail I had never been on. We caught the trail down by Pinewood Golf Course South of Hazelhurst about 5 miles. 2 moms, 5 kids and 2 dogs following a GPS... Read more