March 3rd, 2020 – it was actually 61° today. I went on a short hike to Little Massebesic lake to see if the ice was breaking up enough yet to be able to go fishing. There appears to be still several inches thick ice around the perimeter of the lake with some open water showing in the middle. Lots of new plant growth and buds coming out on the trees. Definitely the start of mud season for regular trails, the fire roads seem to be drying out much better, however. The woodpeckers have been hard at work as there are many freshly made holes.