While the evening temperatures have been very cold the last week and ice is starting to form, it will be a few weeks before anything will be climbable in Munising. Long time Ice Fest guide Bryan DeAugustine found thin conditions on the Scratch Wall this weekend. Unlike Munising, the Scratch Wall is a nice dry tool practice area and traditionally the first crag to freeze up.
Meanwhile, over in Munising this morning we have bad news, good news to report. The bad news is there is nothing formed yet, but the recent cold temps have icicles beginning to appear and the cone is beginning to form. The other noticeable take a way thing morning was the volume of water that is in the streams and seeping out of the rock. Very good news as this will eventually lead to bigger climbs along the Lakeshore. Cross your fingers for continued cold temps and look for an update early next week!