Frontier has opened up and you guys were launching already!
It's not quite to Vidas landing yet.
Still a bunch of ice out if front on Frontier Landing so it probably
won't be until next week to launch big boats.
Boats were already coming down from Birchdale to try out in front of
Stays open for another 2.5 miles or so to the West! Water temp today
was 37 degrees!
Birchdale is clear! It's a few miles from Frontier Landing yet but more than likely by tomorrow it will be open. We'll make another run later tomorrow and give the update!
Time to grab the gear and get up here!
As you see, boats have been out at Franz Jevne but the 60ft ice chunk you have to cross to hit the open water will probably drop by tomorrow morning.
Boaters said the open water stops a little bit around the bend. Still froze up at Birchdale.
Huge chuck of ice floating by at Franz Jevne landing!
The river is open all the way past Indus and darn near knocking on Franz's back door. The rapids at Franz have opened more to the west and east! It won't be long now. Feast your eyes on the progress of mother nature!!I
Bet boats will be seen in the water in the next few days!! I know there's one boat sitting on the shoreline at Franz just waiting for the ice to recede just a touch more!! We made it as far as the big fork today and can say it's still iced over with bits of overflow on top still. Get ready to get your game face on!!
There has not been any progress being made west of Pelland, but Pelland has opened up a lot more and the shoreline ice is starting to crack and looked to be breaking free!!
The rapids at Franz are still the only open spot in the Birchdale area with open water , there is plenty of cracked ice but nothing open in front of the landing as of yet!!
In front of Royal Dutchman Resort!
Hello All! I took a cruise today up to Birchdale and enjoyed the sun! The only open water I saw was this little strip at Nelson Park. Heading back to the resort, I could only see a couple of clear little spots on the river that looked like it could open up any day but time will tell. See pictures below!