I have a sinking sense that the lakes in western Maine won't be kayakable until June. The area got up to 20" of snow just a few days ago. In the last 30 days the temperature has been below zero on 15 days. Minus twenty last night, minus 13 tonight. Last year the area was kayakable in April. What a sad state of affairs. The paddling season might only be six months long this year. In 2012-13 I paddled 11 months out of 12.