Every year I look forward to the beginning of ice season. An alpine start offers a quite drive from Marquette to Munising with virtually no one on the road, and a cloud free sky means terrific star gazing along the shore of Lake Superior. This morning was COLD providing perfect conditions for makin’ ice! With bitter temperatures predicted for the next week it really looks like we might just have a banner year for ice.
With a relatively light snow pack Miners Castle Road is still passable enabling climbers to access the Miners Beach climbs. Most true waterfalls are still not climbable but that should change shortly. Seeps are coming in, and with the wet fall and recent rain storm they are growing everyday!
It was a great day on the ice today as we spent most of the day at the Grotto! Start sharpening your tools and start making plans to come on up and get some early season ice! Rember to check back here for ice conditions or call the store at 906-226-7112. The classics should be coming in soon!