maggiekb at January 21st, 2014 17:38 — #1
mrwoods at January 21st, 2014 17:55 — #2
Video two is also a great reminder of why walking on a frozen lake can be a bad idea:
Narrator: it's kinda freaky in here. This is a high risk. It's not open til Wednesday. Oh my god, this is starting to crack. holy shit! [cracking sound, narrator dives] gotta get out of here.
I had a minor heart attack watching that.
crenquis at January 21st, 2014 18:15 — #3
allen_sanborn at January 21st, 2014 18:41 — #4
Here are my shots from the sea caves last weekend. The conditions were fantastic thanks to the long stretch of cold that we've had. These were all shot w/ my Nokia 1020. It would have been a great day to have an SLR.
(I had to put a space in the URL to the set since the Discourse forum software wants to post the link as an image instead of as just a link...)
allen_sanborn at January 21st, 2014 18:42 — #5
crenquis at January 21st, 2014 18:45 — #6
What do the brown icicles taste like?
allen_sanborn at January 21st, 2014 18:51 — #7
Nanook's mother was a wise woman.
dejoh at January 21st, 2014 19:40 — #8
Very incredible island. Been there in the 70's. Drive over the ice till the spring, then the ferry boat takes over when the thaw comes through.
pjcamp at January 21st, 2014 21:41 — #9
How do you get sea caves on a lake?
esmith at January 21st, 2014 23:41 — #10
You have the lake be the biggest lake in the world (by surface area)
brunel at January 22nd, 2014 04:50 — #11
Still not sea though is it? Freshwater after all...
maggiekb at January 22nd, 2014 09:21 — #12
Because fuck you, that's why.
(This is the proper attitude to take to any disparagement of Lake Superior. It is also, as far as I can figure out, the only reason behind why locals and National Park Service call them "sea" caves.)
esmith at January 22nd, 2014 10:55 — #13
'Sea' is not exclusivly salt water
crenquis at January 22nd, 2014 11:51 — #14
Ojibwe Anishinaabe call the lake gichigami, meaning "be a great sea".
I always heard it referred to as an inland sea when I was a kid.
pjcamp at January 22nd, 2014 12:25 — #15
daemonsquire at January 22nd, 2014 14:32 — #16
Keeping the flag of the asshole grammar wonk aloft, here: does the NPS say anything about differentiating between stalactites and stalagmites?
(it's just kinda fresh in my mind, that's all, having visited, over the weekend, Black Chasm Caverns, one of the few cave sites that also sport helictites)
maggiekb at January 22nd, 2014 14:54 — #17
The ridiculous thing is that I was thinking "those are stalactites" even as I, apparently, wrote stalagmites. It's fixed now.
melabonbon at January 23rd, 2014 09:28 — #18
SLR nothing, your photos are awesome.
maggiekb at January 26th, 2014 17:38 — #19
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