Ice Conditions Report 1-8-18

East Channel 1-8-18

East Channel 1-8-18

At Michigan Ice we take pride in being your go to site for current ice climbing conditions for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore as well as climbs throughout the Upper Peninsula. Planning a trip to Pictured Rocks?  We have you covered for all the latest snow and ice conditions on all of your favorite climbs.  Check back often for updates, pictures, and trip reports!

Rare warmer temperatures greeted climbers this weekend a nice respite from what has been one of the colder early seasons that we can remember.  Its a good thing too.  This past week with the brutally cold conditions, formations were extremly fragile and ice growth had come to a standstill. With a few days of predicted warmer temps it should get the water flowing again and hopefully stabilize the pillars and make them grow!

Giddy Up

Giddy Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little One

Little One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We checked with the local ice anglers and Munising Bay has about 4 inches of lake ice and several inces of snow covering the ice.  Ice still isn’t stable enough to venture out to Grand Island yet but we are getting closer to that day!  As always we will be posting the most up to date conditions so please keep checking back. The extended forecast is looking pretty darn good for continued ice making!

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