With all the snow melt and rain, the waters are all pretty high in the region. But if you like class IV rafting, it is a great time on the Dead River.
Here is a description from one of the rafting companies in West Forks: ” The Dead River has eight special high volume dam releases each season that produce big whitewater action over 16 miles. The river bed drops steadily during the entire run and produces long, consistent action that builds throughout the day in Class III-V rapids such as “Humpty Dumpty”, “Elephant Rock” and “Spruce Ledges”. Each rapid includes long wave trains and sudden drops into deep holes.The Dead continues to build through dozens of rapids and culminates in the LONGEST RAPID IN THE NORTHEAST, Class IV-V “Poplar Hill Falls”. “Poplar” on its own is one mile of whitewater with huge standing waves and deep, turbulent holes. When you combine “Poplar” with the rest of this action packed trip, you have the finest raft trip in the Northeast!”
The first release in on May 11th. Do you dare? Of course rafting trips are offered well into September.
We no longer have a rafting company in Jackman but the Forks is only a 30 minute ride. Spend the weekend with us and then come back to your cabin after your ride to share your experience with each other while roasting marshmallows by a campfire.
I am sure most of the east coast, as well as the country, agrees that this has been a crazy summer. Hotter then normal and here in Jackman, we have had more humidity then normal.
One thing that stays the same here at Cozy Cove is the incredible skies especially as the sun begins to set. Rain or shine, what a fabulous view.
Once again, Celie and Kevin did a float for the parade. Jurassic Park
It did not go as planned though. The T Rex intended to run after the jeep but Kevin found that the legs of the costume were just too short to run in. We also planned to have T Rex sounds coming off the jeep but due to some technical difficulties, it did not happen. OH well, they still won best vehicle.
The rest of the parade was fun as usual and the best clown?
This pretty bird rambled onto the yard strutting around like he owned the place. Walked up to a couple cabins then back. I think someone was feeding him and he wanted another snack. Pretty though.
What a great day by the water today. This is a webcam shot of a family reunion, I think 4 generations out there. Sunbathing, tubing, boating, fishing….what a day!
When the group first arrived a few days ago, Russ moved the picnic table seen in the foreground. I had to remind him that he was in direct line with the webcam, so no funny business on the table. I hope he knew what I meant.
SO just good to see a family enjoying each other and all that Jackman has to offer.
Mark and Karen hoped to get a lot of fishing in this week. Weather was not always cooperative for smooth waters but today is a good day, and there they go! Good luck
Carol was just sitting on a rock, catching some rays when this cute yellow duck popped up. You never know where you may see wildlife when you are in Jackman.
YEAH! Beautiful warm sunny day and Steve was able to get the dock out. Time to come on up, do a little fishing, sit on the dock or take a boat ride.
What a beautiful day today. The lake water is finally receding and we almost have a lawn agajn. We are still not able to put out the dock but soon.
Our quests this weekend are boating and fishing (one caught a nice 17 inch trout last night) and since our trails opened yesterday, many are out enjoying the ATV trails.
Of course, we are also remembering those lost while serving our country. God bless.
After a day of playing in the lake with us, Maggie needed to just chill out by the firepit.