Jun 05-14

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2014: June: Jun 05-14
Lingering snow pile    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ken & Fran Meerschaert
Springtime Snowman    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ken & Fran Meerschaert
Jumping in    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ken & Fran Meerschaert

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 07:52 am:

When Ken and Fran Meerschaert and family arrived at their Bootjack camp the end of May, they found quite a surprise…a pile of snow still sitting there, slowly melting in the sun. Neighbors told them that the snow drift had been about 12 - 14 feet high and that they had been watching it slowly dwindling away since spring had finally arrived here in the Keweenaw.

The Meershaert's figure they may be the only ones left in Bootjack that still had snow on the ground at the end of May. Their grandkids didn't seem to mind it too much, playing on the pile and even making a snowman. It's not often you can do that in shirtsleeves and tennis shoes.

The last photo of their grandson jumping off the dock into Portage Lake shows the contrast of the time at their camp, with the snow play and the water play all in the same day!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 07:57 am:

Brrrrrrrr!!! I can't believe he went in! Nice

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 08:31 am:

Nice pix, but is the grandson jumping in or is he really jumping out? :-)

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 08:33 am:

Thanks for the fun pictures, Ken and Fran! What a pretty spot!

Yesterday's MODIS satellite image shows a few dots of ice still floating out in Lake Superior. What an incredible year.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 08:49 am:

A little more fun with some snow in June, kids here in Iowa can't say that!

By Just me (Jaby) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:26 am:

brrrrrrr---only in the U.P. !

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, June 6, 2014 - 04:28 am:

This has got to be a record for lingering snow.

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