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Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - MLife

Locale: Western Washington
Excellent! on 01/22/2014 22:39:47 MST Print View

Now I want some pancake ice! Beautiful!

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: Into the Gray on 01/22/2014 22:57:30 MST Print View

Great trip report... Thanks!

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Into the Gray on 01/23/2014 03:59:43 MST Print View

Wonderful story! Not only are the photographs a wonder to take the time to slowly contemplate, but the tone of the story... starting with that clandestine beginning... gives it a real feeling of adventure. Loved it!

Craig, +1 on the Caspar David Friedrich painting!

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Into the Gray on 01/23/2014 06:21:32 MST Print View

Well, dang! A few of the ads that have shown up on BPL recently had predisposed me to expect this article to be about the next ten shades of that color. Imagine my disappointment! (just kidding)

That lake is a powerful magnet, I'll be yielding to the attractive force emanating from its north shore the weekend after next ... but not solo and only day tripping.

Great report Ike. I continue to be impressed by your pushing your solo envelope. Also impressed by your spouse's tolerance (possibly even acceptance?).

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Into the Gray on 01/23/2014 08:43:52 MST Print View

Such wonderful writing and photography, Ike! Thank you.

Joshua Abel
(Aberrix) - M
awesome on 01/23/2014 12:01:22 MST Print View

I loved the write up and photos, makes me long to get out there again soon - thanks!

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re: questions on 01/23/2014 15:35:36 MST Print View

Thanks guys. Your comments are much appreciated.

@Dale- Those are the alpina red tails, an inexpensive do-all backcountry ski. The dimensions are 68 / 60 / 65 mm, so not too fat.

@Greg- I do use an IR remote, but the range is maybe 30 feet tops. That picture involved a 10 second delay and probably a 100 yard dash over icy rock towards a cliff face, repeated several times. It's one of my favorites :)

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Lake Superior on 01/23/2014 21:16:10 MST Print View

Great stuff Ike. Winter is the best along the Superior.

Here's a few pictures from this past spring:Superior Ice

Superior Ice 2

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Mind your own business
Re: Lake Superior on 01/24/2014 08:23:47 MST Print View

Great pics Dan

Edited by stephenm on 01/24/2014 08:25:20 MST.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
@Dan on 01/27/2014 06:32:45 MST Print View

Love the picture of you skipping across the ice plates. Looks like a cold swim waiting to happen. What is the story behind that picture?

Kevin Flynn
(kmflynn_01) - MLife
Into the Mystic on 01/29/2014 16:19:51 MST Print View


Dana Sherry
(dsherry) - M

Locale: Southwest
trip on 02/10/2014 17:41:35 MST Print View

Thanks for putting the Lake superior region on the map as a legitimate destination, regardless of season. Look me up on your next adventure.

Eliot Levine
(eliotlevine) - MLife

Locale: Western MA
Thanks on 02/12/2014 03:55:18 MST Print View

Wonderful story and photos!