Ice Conditions Report 1-9-18

Sweet Mother Moses 1-9-18
Sweet Mother Moses 1-9-18

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Yesterday Michigan Ice Fest Guides Nic Dobbs and David Hixenbaugh had the day off and headed out for some laps on the lakeshore pillars.  Currently are temperatures have warmed up which we really needed to help heal some of the fractures that occured during our brutally cold Holiday season.

If you are looking to climb the classic pillars in Munising be sure to check out the formations carefully as many have been fractured and can be potenitally unstable. Check out the video below of Sweet Mother Moses.

Here is the short list on specific climbs and their conditions:

The Curtains– Rough Shape with lots of water flowing

Dryer Hose – In

Three Sisters– Not touching down

Sweet Mother Moses– In

Giddy Up – In

Midnight Rambler– Unstable

Dairyland – In

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The good news about our warm temperature is that many of the factures will start to heal over.  The long range forcast is favorable and looks like we can expect the formations to start to grow!