Monday, February 13, 2012

Vacation Giveaway, 5th Annual BrewRidge, and Lake Update

Vacation Giveaway 
with Blue Ridge Mountain Sports!

Six (6) lucky winners will win a FREE 2-night stay for 2 people to be used at the Mountain Lake Conservancy & Hotel in the 2012 season!!
- Click here to find out more information and to enter -

Tickets Now on Sale!! BrewRidge Festival
May 5th, 2012
We have been working hard to get all of the details set for the 5th Annual BrewRidge Festival during opening weekend this season. The festival hours have been extended this year and the event will run from noon to 5pm that Saturday. We are currently confirming and finalizing the featured musicians and microbreweries. Visit us on Facebook to tell us who YOU would like to see jammin' and on tap! 
Festival and ticket information available here.

Lake Update: February 13
Recent snowfall has added some water to the lake, but levels remain low and similar to the past few seasons. There is a current layer of ice on the top, but with mild temperatures ahead this week we will expect that ice to thaw out. We are working on neat, new display for the Conservancy Visitor Center that will feature two slices of trees taken from past stumps in the lake bed. The tree samples are donated by retired Biologist Bruce Parker, who studied the lake in-depth over the past several decades. The wood from the two stumps was carbon-dated as part of past studies, and reveal some really cool insight to the history of the lake cycles in relation to forest biology and tree growth. More on this new display coming soon! Many thanks to Dr. Parker for providing the tree slices and facts for the display.

Photo taken February 13, 2012
Snow on the Mountain - Photo taken from the Salt Lick Spur Trail on February 9th