Sounds like a great trip, I wish I could have made it. Bill and I have been talking about going this winter, maybe feb'is. I'm hoping to time it for a cold spell, the lake gets really atmospheric when its below zero. We haven't had good ice on the lake since 2003. We can keep you posted if there's interest.
PS. I have a b&w show opening the 22nd of this month at Icebox, about half the images from Lake Superior the rest of Iceland and other coastal locations.
Love to meet some of you guys if you could make the opening; 8-midnight on the 22nd.