The local Minneapolis newscasts have been carrying stories almost nightly about the lack of snow cover this winter. Last night the news story was on how to protect plants that have started to bud. Tonight's story was about how people with allergies are already suffering from high pollen counts.
Meanwhile, along the Gunflint Trail we have had and still have snow! Our transport van has been sitting behind the bunkhouse since October. Today I when up to start the van and to charge the battery. It wasn't cover with as much snow as usual but as you can see we still have snow!
I plan to hike into a nearby lake tomorrow to do some Lake Trout fishing. The fish are biting and snowmobiles have packed the snow down making it easy to walk over. Hope to have fresh fish for dinner tomorrow night.