Dec 16-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: December: Dec 16-02
Silver City Alps    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski

Dan Urbanski, Silver City, MI on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 06:07 pm:

I took a last minute trip to the Silver City Alps this evening and found the scene to be quite impressive. I had been looking at the ice mounds from across the street of the studio for about a week, and thought they looked big, but just passed it off as an illusion until I finally got down to the Lake today. They're huge! Big as the Porcupine Mountains! Well, at least through a big telephoto lens. Generally our mounds don't at all compare to the monsters that occur along the Keweenaw shore, but every few years our small shallow bay gets just the right wind and things go wild, as in this case.

One time I kayaked right inside one of them. I can still launch from the nearby Big Iron River, so stay tuned.

Happy Holidays

By Marc, offshore GoM/Tamarack City on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 06:31 pm:

Dan, you never cease to amaze me!! Wonderful shot of my favorite Copper Country phenomenon-ice volcanoes:) For several years there was an interesting web site on these unique structures, by a couple of MTU students. Unfortunately, both have moved on and I believe the site is history. looking forward to seeing a kayaks-eye view of the inside...

By Scott Wisconsin on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 07:15 pm:

Outstanding! Love the U.P. Pics!
The wind was pretty good today in Wisconsin
but we don't have formations like that.

By on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 07:34 pm:

I looked and thought WOW, Mr. Urbanski has put together another professional photograph that is amazing. I (we) are very lucky to have two very good nature photographers (Mr. Urbanski and Mr. Brimm) in our backyard to learn from. Thank you for another lesson well taught.

By MM LLMI on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 07:41 pm:

Many a yooper thumbs up to ALL the gifted pasty photographers. When I am feeling all sad and lonely, I can always count on this web page to bring my spirits up. Thanks to you all.

By Marie:OK on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 10:49 pm:

I absolutely love this photo--superb color!

By Mike Mehrman, White Lake, MI on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 12:57 am:

Dan, What a fantastic photo, looks more like a moonscape than an ice formation. Please keep these unique photo's coming.

By V. , Belleville Mi. on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 07:27 am:

Dan, Thank You for the wonderful shots...makes me love this state more everyday.

By Joan, Ohio on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 07:52 am:

Truly many times as I have visited Silver City, I have never seen them...summer or winter...guess we are going to have to visit this time of year and catch a glimpse...

By Kate, CA on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 11:44 am:

I love the texture of this photograph, feel like I could just reach inside and run my hands over the hills. Mr. Urbanski's got da touch.

By Arn R. Wendt III on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 01:17 pm:

Wonderful shot. The latest I have ever been in your neck of the woods is the second week of deer season. I shows me what I have been missing. Thanks much for the 5 minute vacation. I generally need it once a day or so.

Merry Christmas to all in Yooper land!!!

Arn R. Wendt III
Troll central

ps If anyone would like them I think I may have a number of pictures referred to by marc, from the MTU site. They were/are quite spectacular.

By Frank C, NE Illinois on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 02:49 pm:

That neat MTU website on "Ice Volcanoes of Lake Superior's South Shore" is still up and available here!

By Marc, offshore GoM/Tamarack City on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 09:56 pm:

Way to go Frank! I was at work and didn't have time to look up the site to see if it still existed.

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