Mar 10-18

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2018: March: Mar 10-18
2001: Houghton Dairy Queen    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jon Hopper
2006: Freda area shoreline    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Roy Aho
2007: Winter canopy    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Aladino Mandoli
2018: Peeking out of the ice cave    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jeff LaMuth
2018: Ice wall from climber's perspective    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jeff LaMuth
Mid-route Ice Cave    ...click to play video
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By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:28 am:

Looking into the archives on this day for the past 20 years, brought us to some interesting scenes. Its not often you see a snowman as big as the one in Jon Hoppers photo from 2001. Thats Chilly Willy, the winter mascot for the Houghton Dairy Queen that year.

The next scenic view comes to us from Roy Aho, who was on his snowmobile back in 2006 on the shoreline near his family cabin in the Freda area. This shot was taken by the mouth of the Graveraet River, looking north. Off in the distance you can see the Freda smokestack.

Looking ahead one year to 2007, Aladino Mandoli captured a neat shot of the trees towering high overhead, adorned with snow clinging to every branch. Nature sure has a way of making even a leafless tree look beautiful!

The next two photos are from Jeff LaMuth, taken on an ice climbing expedition last weekend. Weve featured photos from his icy adventures before, but I dont think any from right there on the ice as hes climbing to the top. Take note in the first of his two photos, one of his climbing friends is peeking out of what they call an ice cave about mid-route on the climb.

Jeff also made the video here today, giving us a look inside that ice cave. Listen closely and youll hear the water running behind the ice, too. Technology today is pretty amazing, that we can make a climb like this, crawl in an ice cave and hear the magical sounds inside, without ever putting on any climbing gear. Thanks for taking us along, Jeff!


By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:44 am:

Looks like Chilly Willy just wants to enjoy a Blizzard......


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:27 pm:

All great pictures today but Chilly Willy is truly
impressive!!


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 01:00 pm:

Pix are nice-icles! Chilly Willy...Dilly Dilly!


By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 01:14 pm:

Dilly Dilly!


By Martha Kirk (Misschiefie) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 03:54 pm:

Folks in Houghton have more sisu than in my neighborhood. A couple of winters ago, the Brighton Dairy Queen sign read: "Closed for the season. Reason? Freezin'!"


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:35 pm:

Dilly Dilly!


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 09:16 am:

Martha,

Can you imagine the comparison of the level of
'Freezin' between the two?!! Brighton hardly knows
the meaning of the word compared to Houghton!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 07:55 pm:

jbuck (Jbuck):

" Can you imagine the comparison of the level of
'Freezin' between the two?!! Brighton hardly knows
the meaning of the word compared to Houghton!"


True, as far as that goes, jbuck.
But of course I'm sure you're aware that due to the moderating effect of Lake Superior, it can also be said that Houghton "hardly knows the meaning of the word compared to International Falls, MN".
As shown in the following table of …

Normal mean (average) temperatures.
   Month
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
LocationAvg Max  Avg Min  MeanAvg Max  Avg Min  MeanAvg Max  Avg Min  MeanAvg Max  Avg Min  MeanAvg Max  Avg Min  MeanAvg Max  Avg Min  Mean
MQT52.1F  34.2F  43.2F37.6F  23.0F  30.3F25.9F  11.2F  18.5F21.9F   5.2F  13.6F25.6F   5.3F  15.5F34.7F  13.8F  24.2F
INL51.1F  31.0F  41.1F33.7F   17.4F  25.5F19.0F    4F      9.7F15.4F  -6.6F   4.4F22.0F  -1.3F  10.3F34.7F  12.5F  23.6F
And these are averages, never mind the extremes.


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, March 12, 2018 - 08:02 am:

International Falls isn't the only place in MN,
FRNash. We also have Embarrass, MN. And believe
me, it lives up to its name.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:30 pm:

So true, Deb. I know about Embarrass, one of the neighbors
back at the farm in Bruce Crossing moved to Embarrass after
her husband passed away many, many decades ago.
I think International falls still holds the record, though or at
least they like to claim it!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, March 12, 2018 - 03:20 pm:

P.S.:
See my previous post for a shining example of why I should never post a message using my iPad!
Crazy formatting! Seems the iPad and the forum have different ideas about the width of the message! <Grrr!>


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