The winners of the 2017-18 Leif Sporck Snow Gauge Contest are:
- First Place: Bruce Dunn with a guess of 225″ (Wins a Sporck TileArt Tile of a LR photo)
- Second Place: Marcee Johnson with a guess of 222″ (Wins a LR print of her choice)
- Third Place: Karen Fredrickson with a guess of 215″ (Wins a LR photo mug)
Congratulations to all the winners this year!
(Report by Jim)
Full day today, both working remotely and playing exploring locally. I’ve never been up here when the ice on Lake Leelanau turned into open water. That happened today, literally. When I got up, there was still slush on most of the North end. With temperatures moving into the 70s, a couple hours later it was half open water. You’ll see this in a time lapse later. The needle ice was all over the North shore.
I had no problem convincing Meggen Watt Petersen to hike the Cottonwood Trail up at the end of Pierce Stocking Drive in Glen Arbor. It would have been much easier had the Drive actually been open for the season, but it wasn’t. We ended up having to go the hard way up the Dune Climb. The sunset had potential, so we headed down to the cannery building.