526 HOYES RD-5 Acres-Pond-Stream-Close to Wisp. Supreme Garrett County Living! Have it all…5+ acres with your own pond and creek, a 2-story barn and outbuilding, two finished levels of living area and an ideal location 5 minutes to Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Resort. Two large stone fireplaces (one gas, one wood) make for cozy, winter nights and an efficient secondary heating system. Country living in Maryland’s most popular resort town!
If you have any questions please call Betsy Holcomb at 301-616-5022
Deep Creek Lake-Water Level-Rule Band. You may notice that lake elevations fluctuate throughout the year and I have a lot of potential buyer’s as well as clients who are now second home owners who need clarity on how this level is controlled. The Maryland Department of Environment oversees the “Rule Band” which determines each month the high and low level of the reservoir. For example: for the month of September the “Upper Band” level is 2459’ and the “Lower Band” level is at 2458’. The current level of the lake is 2457.5 which is just a hair under the lower band level. You can always find real time Lake levels by visiting Deep Creek Hydro to help you understand the changing lake level as well as how the Dam operates on a weekly basis.
SavageMan Swim-Deep Creek Lake, Maryland I took out the paddleboard this weekend to the DeepCreekLakeState Park trying to get a different perspective on the SavageMan race. My focus was on the opening event both days, which was swimming. Saturday the swim was .9 miles and Sunday was 1.2 miles. Let me tell you that this is an amazing feat to accomplish before you go on and bike and run the afternoon away! The thing that I found most treacherous besides the obvious distance of the swim was the conditions that you have to swim under. Unlike the control you have in the direction you choose during the biking and running section, swimming is organized chaos. Most take a wiggly, zig zaggy line back and forth often kicking or stroking into, over, and under the other competitors. It seems very tight throughout the race as packs of swimmers “school together” at different levels and speeds, often colliding and finding newer, safer paths to follow. My hats off to all the contestants who challenged their mind, body, and souls to finish this demanding start to this mythical race. Much respect of congratulations to all that participated!!!
Fall Foliage-Deep Creek Lake. I hear a lot of groaning about summer coming to an end, but don’t fret people; fall and winter have plenty of things to keep life on the positive. It all starts with the glasses that you look through daily to get maximum enjoyment out things. Perspective, awareness, and perception come to mind! Anyway, what I am getting at is the simpler thing in life that surround us all the time that may get lost in the everyday things that life deals to us. The fall season gets me back to the feeling nature again and the first event that takes me away is the turning of the leaves. This fall foliage spectacle does have a devoted following and rightful so. The beautiful colors that explode from these Garrett County mountains are simply mind blowing! I took a few photographs last year trying to capture the moment but really couldn’t get true definition and clarity of the experience. Long and Foster manager and master photographer Bob Carney hit a homerun last year captured a real stunner that you can see at his website Bob Carney Photography.
Leaves here in early September are starting to slowly turn having locals believing we are going to see the fall foliage event a bit early. I can tell definitively that last year they peaked a few days before our Autumn Glory Parade which is held October 10th-14th. My guess, for all its worth, is we will see the prime peak in late September through the first week or so of October. That forecast should be spot on because I; looked up into the heart on the clouds, licked my finger, held it in the wind, then waved at a passing groundhog. I hope to see you here enjoy the changing season and don’t be afraid to call me for a real time update of the fall foliage status. Bob Holcomb 240-321-5335.
Deep Creek Lake-SavageMan Triathlon. Ever wonder how people gain the mental strength to endure three physically challenging sports events combined into one race? Come witness for yourself the SavageMan Triathlon hosted this weekend at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland.”Whether you believe you can, or you cannot, you are right” comes to mind as I try to conceive how the human mind and body can push itself to this level of competition. When’s the last time you swam, biked, and then ran Olympic distances over the mountainous terrain we have here in Garrett County? My answer to this question is never!
Check out the schedule for this Saturday and Sunday and make time to cheer on these elite athletes who will blow your mind and maybe inspire you to get in shape. Surely we can all pick up the pace in our athletic lives by pulling inspiration from these warriors.
Check out the differences between the two big races this weekend…
SavageMan 70.0 mile triathlon-1.2 mile swim, 55.7 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
SavageMan 30.0 mile Triathlon-0.9 mile swim, 22.9 mile bike, 6.2 mile run