Ice Conditions Report 12-16-18

Strawberry Daze PC Captain Scott Gnas

In what what seemed more like a warm spring day, sunny skies and 45 degree temperatures greeted climbers this weekend seeking out climbable ice.  Captain Scott Gnas launched the Sea Dragon II (don’t ask what happened to the Sea Dragon I) and explored the Pictured Rocks shore line as well as Grand Island! What a beautiful unique view of Strawberry Daze….sure would be nice to have the daggers on either side form this year!


Bridal Veil Falls with Jesse Dollaway dropping in. PC Captain Scott Gnas


Bridal Veil Falls PC Jesse Dollaway

As with our last post the seeps in the park are holding their own during his warm spell but the true waterfalls are just that…..full on waterfalls! Next weeks forecast brings a predicted cool down early next week which will help in forming up some ice but temps will rise with highs back again in the 30s by midweek. A winter system Wednesday night into Thursday will bring the next round of wintry weather.


East side of Trout Bay- Grand Island PC Captain Scott Gnas
Emily Gantner at the School Room 12-16-18

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