Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Blue Ice

Blue ice on a rock, with sky.
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Last weekend, my friend Kyle and I made the trek all the way north, to the northernmost part of the northernmost town in Michigan -- Copper Harbor! We snowshoed out on Hunter's Point, a spit of land enclosing the harbor. The land was once nearly turned into a new subdivision full of expensive houses. Luckily, a combination of conservancy groups and locals managed to save the land and turn it into a park.

The point borders on Lake Superior, which means awesome ice formations in the winter! We were actually snowshoeing out on the frozen lake (near the shore) for much of the trip. This was just one of many blue-colored ice formations along the way, formed on the rocks in and near the shore. We also crossed a short bit of ice to Porter's Island, an island in the middle of the harbor which was the site of the original government office responsible for leasing land to early copper miners.

This was a great trip, and I had a chance to try out an ultra-wide lens. This photo is one example, but I have some more... interesting... ones coming up soon!

7 comments:

Summer said...

Um, did you guys find Megatron down there somewhere? Yeesh! Scratch Copper Harbor off the places I'm going to hike when I come up... something tells me a couple weeks sorta-thaw isn't going to do much good.

Summer said...

Oh, and the photo is gorgeous, as usual, btw:-P Love the sky...

DC said...

Lol... and here I was thinking "Fortress of Solitude"...

The lake ice was nice and thick. We had a grand old time tramping around, climbing ice cliffs and looking through the clear bits. I have a few of those photos coming, too...

Jan said...

That is an amazing photo! How high would you say that ice formation actually is? Sounds like a wonderful play land!

Jan

DC said...

This was probably chest-high above the lake (which was frozen, so we were working on it). I was about 3 inches away from the ice formation taking this photo!

Fotograf Warszawa said...

Not sure if yo are aware but the image is not visible...:(

DC said...

@Fotograf Warszawa: Thanks for pointing it out! This was hosted on an old server which went away. Now, linked to flickr instead.