Jan 30-18

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2018: January: Jan 30-18
2002: Snowmobiling Brockway    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Tami Pekkala
2008: Superior water spout    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Shawn & Brian Malone
2010: Heating things UP    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brenda Leigh
2018: Snowshoeing Superior's shores    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Melanie Hakala Rossi
2018: Exploring ice craters    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Melanie Hakala Rossi
Lake Superior winter ice - 2017    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:43 am:

I know I’ve mentioned the many activities that us Yoopers engage in to make winter fun and today we get a look at some of the past and present fun things to do here UP North. We start with a photo from Tami Pekkala in 2002. She was with a group of folks from Flint who enjoyed a ride up Brockway Mountain with a pause at the lookout to check out Copper Harbor below.

Exploring the shores of the Big Lake is another good winter activity, as it can change daily with the ice formations. In 2008, Shawn and Brian Malone were out checking for water spouts that form this time of year. They’re pretty neat when the waves are splashing up through the holes that form like this.

When the winter days chill you while outside playing, it’s always fun to make a bon fire in the snow. Brenda Leigh did that back in 2010. Don’t forget the Vollwerth’s hot dogs to cook over the fire!

Jump ahead to just this past Saturday, when a group of ladies, including Melanie Hakala Rossi headed out to Jacobsville for some shoreline ice exploring on snowshoes. What a great way to get out and enjoy winter, taking in the beauty of Lake Superior and her icy art in the company of friends. I like the photo of Melanie’s friend checking out the ice crater, showing how Superior makes one of a kind formations all winter long.

Our video feature was made with a drone, giving us an aerial view of the Lake Superior shoreline last year in 2017. A different perspective of all that ice, makes you realize how deep the ice forms, along with how steep the ice cliffs can be.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 02:58 pm:

2018...gutsy gal, I'd be thinking "Collapse".

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 03:32 pm:

The size of the ice formations are hard to judge
without the person standing there. When you see the
person you can tell they are enormous!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 05:08 pm:

I'm with Alex!! 2018 pix...Not me!!

By D. A. (Midwested) on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 05:37 pm:

I could swear that at 2:39 and 2:43 into the video I can hear a Loon calling.

By Bob Williams (Wabbit) on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:13 am:

In 2010 I thought the snowshoes were going up in flames.

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