‘Skillet Creek News’ Features
You may have noticed that our popular website, DevilsLakeWisconsin.com has had a bit of a facelift for the new season. We’re really proud of the fresh new look, but that’s not all we’ve got in store for the new year! Our Skillet Creek Journal articles, blogs, photo galleries, news and notes will also be moving over on DevilsLakeWisconsin.com. A natural fit! What’s more, in 2012 we will be working with local radio WRPQ 99.7 FM and the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce to bring timely state park, outdoor and community tips, events, weather and other useful information to you through regular features on WRPQ 99.7 FM (Available right from your car or campsite of course!) and through our new “More to Explore” section of DevilsLakeWisconsin.com. In “More to Explore” you’ll find all the stuff you want to know about outside the borders of the park including Baraboo Hills shopping & dining info, weather news, maps to everywhere, more natural areas, tips on hiking, biking & paddling with your family and so much more. I could just ramble on, but I’ll stop right here, and simply invite you to join us over at DevilsLakeWisconsin.com this summer and while you’re here, make it a point to tune into 99.7. We look forward to seeing you!
Oh, and remember, for daily pics and your daily fix of the Devil’s Lake area vibe join us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SkilletCreek
Since it’s “Cyber Monday” we thought we’d use the opportunity to show you around our new Skillet Creek Online Shop. Our goal with our online store is to share with you some clothing & accessories that we’d want for ourselves. In fact while I’ve not spent as much on our products as some of our first shoppers have, I’ve spent enough! Here’s some of the things we have to offer. And yes, you can order them now to receive them in time for Christmas!
2011 Devil’s Lake State Park Centennial Calendar
I can’t begin to tell you how well our 2011 Devil’s Lake State Park Centennial Calendar has been received. This over-sized (17″x11″) calendar features a variety of images from our personal collection. Each image is large enough to almost be imersive and is a great pacifier when you can’t get out to the park in person. Of course this would be a wonderful wall calendar any year, but as a 2011 Centennial calendar it holds special meaning.
Owning a park centennial item is of course a once in a life time opportunity. We will not produce these calendars past Dec. 1, of next year. Right now they are available through our shop at $25.00. We expect the price to go up after the first of the year. Order Today!
2011 Devil’s Lake State Park Centennial Post Card
We just love antique post cards! This new design is based on some of the historic designs that folks sent to friends and family over a half-century ago. This card features one of our Devil’s Doorway images cutout and blended into a watercolor wash of blue sky. A gaudy mix of fonts and colors seals the historic flavor. What you can’t see is the postage stamp text which tells us we only need spend a penny to send a card around the world.. Well, we can’t, but it’s fun to think back to when you could! The card also includes “100 Years! 1911 -2011″ centennial text. You can also get this design on coffee mugs & inexpensive magnets. Again, this design will only be available for a limited time. Order Now!
As rabid hikers we love anything that reminds us of our time outdoors! That’s what led us to put together our “Signs” collection. Yeah, there’s lots of stuff out there already, but I personally was not happy with what was there. I wanted images that looked almost exactly like the signs at our local state park. I also wanted colors to be rich, while still looking like authentic trail signs. The “Hike!” sign for instance uses a rich chocolate brown with a cream color for the border and symbol. (Tasty!) It looks much more like the signs we see each day. This images are all completely reworked to be worn proudly. I know, I wear my Hike! shirt all the time! You can also get mugs, Sigg bottles, gym bags and more!
Click Here To Shop!
NO, Bear! Go Away Bear!
So the set up is this… A scruffy guy in his twenties sitting outside his tent by the fire early one morning. He’s not had enough caffeine yet. Up walks a big grizzly… He roars and huffs. The dude by the fire looks at the bear for a moment, then points to his mug which says, “No, Bear.”. The grizzly pauses for a moment, then turns and walks away as our camper takes a sip of coffee from his mug. Well, that’s our story. We have a wonderfully fun collection of “No, Bear.” gear for the nonchalant and “Go Away Bear!” gear for the more excitable. Get Your No Bear gear here.
Cards, Prints & More
Of course there’s lots more as well. We have framed prints of spectacular Devil’s Lake photography. Note Cards featuring the work of the artists of Goat Crossing Studio. We’ve got Baraboo T’s, calendars and cups and more. If you’re local, love Devil’s Lake State Park, or simply love the great out doors, it’s worth checking out our little Skillet Creek Gift Shop. We won’t go on about what really cool, unique gifts our gear will make.. I mean, well, you know!
We’re offering a new way to see Baraboo here at Skillet Creek, called “Spin Baraboo”. Spin Baraboo is a collection of 360 VR tours of the Baraboo area. Each image can be viewed in a small window or opened up to fill your computer screen. You simply click on the image with your mouse and you can “look” in every direction. 360 degrees! In the last week we’ve added images of the courthouse square in Downtown Baraboo, Oschner Park, The Al Ringling Theatre, and Balanced Rock from Devil’s Lake State Park. Even more tours are available at DevilsLakeWisconsin.com as well. We hope you enjoy these new VR tours of our area. We’ll be adding more over time as well! Remember as well that we also add almost daily area images to our Flickr Stream as well, so if you love seeing pictures of our beautiful part of Wisconsin don’t miss it!