Michaela caught this guy scampering among the rocks by the campfire. He undoubtedly was snacking on some spilled kettle corn from our first campfire of the season!
My ice-out prediction was off a bit. With the wind being forecast tomorrow I am sure we will be ice-free by tomorrow night. Today a gentle breeze pushed the ice away from our shore, but tonight the wind direction switched. The power in that slow moving mass of ice is amazing. Check out what the ice did to our boat ramp, a 4-6 inch cement slab. The first photos in this album were taken this morning. The last 4 were taken about 7:30 pm. The last week of warm temps have been encouraging. The grass is starting to turn green and other indicators show that our spring is starting to catch up!
We are doing what we can to help advance our spring. Here we are thawing out the shutoff valve to cabin 6. Another photo shows a snow bank we have pushed over and spread out so it melts faster. We have heard loons calling as they fly over nearly every morning this week. They must be finding open water somewhere; but certainly not Boot Lake.