We drove up the trail for our "Easter Treat" - and spotted these moose between Seagull and Sag enjoying lunch. There's quite a bit of open water at the Seagull landing - lots of ducks too. Sag landing didn't have as much open, no ducks, but far more than Poplar does. Of course we're at a much higher elevation, so we stay frozen longer.
The Cross River is also open, flowing great - all in all, there's a lot more open ground up the trail than there is here and between here and Grand Marais, but the forecast is for warmer temperatures and maybe some rain, which should open us up fairly quickly. I can tell the lake ice has changed... there are a few rotten spots, so it's at least "thinking" about melting.