The middle of February may be warmer then January and the will be a greater chance for hoarfrost along the rivers. The falls along the rivers might flow a little better as well. The downside is that its prime ski time and the motel rates will be higher.
My knee surgery didn't go well last week. It appears that I'll be getting a new knee the end of January so I not going to be able to make the Apug winter trip to the North Shore. Have a good time all.
I would like to do this trip. In early '04, I went up to Ashland, WI with two other photog friends, hit the ice caves at the Apostle Islands and then went around Lake Superior (clockwise) as far as Grand Marais, MN. It was one of the best photo trips I've ever experienced,...except for the camera problems. I had a Nikon F4 and an FM and both failed. The F4 failed on the very first attempt at a photograph on that initial cold morning of our trip (-15 F) in Ashland. The FM seemed fine but it wasn't until I got my 13 rolls of slide film back that I realized it really wasn't. Save for perhaps 20 images, the rest of the film was blank. So I need to get back up there again. -Marc
Bill Schwab and I have firmed up the details for our trip to the Minnesota North Shore of Lake Superior Feburary 16th-22nd. I've attached a PDF with an outline of the trip including where we will be staying. We would love to have some company, feel free to join up with us at any point. We plan on it being a "working" trip but it gets dark early so their will be time for a beer or two :)
Sounds like fun guys. Wish I could make it this time.
I'll looking forward to seeing the results.
Looks awesome, Ike. I wish I had the vacation days and money to join you for all of it. I'll see if I can come up for a day or two and hang out.
It would be great to meet up with anyone willing and able to join us. I am very much looking forward to this trip!