Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Pigeon River Ice Factory

It sure has been a great winter for ice at High Falls of the Pigeon River in Grand Portage State Park, MN!  Which is somewhat strange because it hasn't been a horribly cold winter.  Sure, we've had some cold snaps where the temp dipped below zero but overall it hasn't been bad.  

This photo was taken on December 30, 2016 and shows some of the cool abstract patterns that were developing in the ice.  You can see that there was still quite a bit of water falling down on the left side of the photo.  If you visit the falls today you will see very little falling water compared to this. The main channel is now pretty much frozen with most of the running water existing out of sight behind the ice.  

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