News Flash: Ice-out at Thoreau's Walden Pond
"It has happened. . .the ice at Walden is OUT!" announced Michelle Dumas of Walden State Park Reserve. The official date for Ice-out was February 23 at 9:30 am. On February 20, Michelle wrote this: "The 50+ temps here for the last few days has not helped the ice situation. We have about 80% coverage with thickness ranges from 1 to 3 inches. I read in the Boston Globe today that for the first time in 151 years Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire is not entirely frozen!"
Ice-Out Records for Walden Pond
Collected in the 19th Century by Henrry David Thoreau
.....and in the 20th and 21st Centuries by Journey North students
Five More to Go!
Next in line to thaw should be Lake Minnetonka. This still-frozen lake is located right outside the window of the Journey North headquarters in Minnesota. Read the facts to make your prediction for Lake Minnetonka and all the other official ice-out observation posts here:
Remember to check the Winners Page for official contest results, which will be posted here as they happen!
We said the contest deadline was February 28, but with Walden's ice-out, there are five official observation posts to go. There's still time to send us your answers to this question:
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