Sunday, April 15, 2012

Self portrait with ice

Self portrait with ice by dcclark

Each year in late winter, I try to take a snowshoe hike out to Hunter's Point, an arm of land which separates Copper Harbor from Lake Superior. The north (Superior) side of this rocky point has bedrock outcrops right up to the water, and Superior usually turns them into spectacular ice sculptures.

This year was no exception, and I hiked all the way to the end of Porter's Island (right off the tip of Hunter's Point), where a huge wall of Copper Harbor Conglomerate faces the fury of Lake Superior. Standing high up on this ice-covered wall, I took this photo of the mini icebergs already forming in the warming lake.

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