The View from Squam – our Blog

The View From Squam – our Blog

Sunfish Regatta

Here are some photos of the RDC Sunfish Regatta on Friday, August 10th.  Photos by Eric Morse

Squam Lake April Ice Photos

Here are three photographs showing Squam Lake ice breaking up along the islands in early April, 2018.

Squam Lake April - Ice on it's way out
Otter Island Ice by Eric Morse

Squam Lake April - Melting Ice on a beautiful day
Five Finger Point Reef by Eric Morse

The hills surrounding partially frozen Squam Lake - April

Long and Loon Islands Ice by Eric Morse

 

NH Chronicle features RDC Ice Harvest

New Hampshire Chronicle by WMUR TV 9 features a video segment about Rockywold-Deephaven Camps’s Ice Harvest.  Watch the video on WMUR.com and watch host Erin Fehlau crack the ice.

RDC Squam Lake Ice Harvest - NH Chronicle Video

Ice Harvest 2018

Here is a time lapse video of the RDC Ice Harvest, which took place from January 8-11, 2018.  Video by Eric Morse.  Music: “Old Joe Clark” by Hot Flannel & Patrick Ross.

 

The Annual RDC Ice Harvest

Every winter, long after the last guests have departed, a ritual takes place at RDC— the harvesting of lake ice. When the ice off the Deephaven shore becomes eleven or twelve inches thick (usually mid January to mid February) the work begins. In one week, 200 tons of ice are taken from the lake by a crew that includes many who have done the job for decades and a few who follow in their father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. The ice will fill the cottage ice boxes in the summer, keeping alive a connection between the camps and the natural environment that surrounds them. Story continued…

2017 Photo Contest

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

Scenery

Scenery squam photo conest
Johanna Hogan
Scenery squam photo conest
Julio Sanmiguel
Scenery squam photo conest
Rita Herrmann

Fun & Adventure

fun and adventure squam photo contest
John E. Hogan
fun and adventure squam photo contest
John G. Hogan
fun and adventure squam photo contest
Chris Gerner

Flora & Fauna

flora and fauna squam photo conest
John E. Hogan
flora and fauna squam photo conest
Andrew Hogan
flora and fauna squam photo conest
Sandy Gerner

Off Season

off season squam photo contest
Patricia Eldredge

Congratulation to the winners and thanks to everyone for submitting great photographs to the RDC Photo Contest. Click on a photo above to see a large image in a new window – note: you may have to disable pop up blocker settings in your web browser.

“We feel rooted within our own families as well as with those special friends we meet at this place. We are regenerated by Squam Lake’s natural wonders– fragrant pines, mountain summits, star-filled night skies, and haunting loon calls, to name a few.

Those of us lucky enough to spend some summer days at RDC share in a restful calm. We are certainly grateful for this unique place of simplicity and peace. I know we take this spirit with us when we leave Squam, counting the days until we can return”.

Margie Howe Emmons

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