Midwest US - Wilder in Winter
Ever since I was introduced to snowshoes a few years ago, it feels like 5 months have been added to my outdoor year. Even better, the sparse natural areas of my Midwestern US home, tame and mobbed in warmer months, become places of challenge and solitude when a coating of ice and a wind chill factor are entered into the equation. For the last 4 years, I have been seizing chances to get outdoors during the Midwestern winters, and have enjoyed unique and stunning natural beauty. This album celebrates the best of what I have found since getting outside my seasonal comfort zone.
Some of these places have their own page, some deserve their own page, and some do not even deserve a page. But all are great times, and wilder in winter.
Feel free to add shots of your little known Midwestern Winter 'hotspots' - the icier, colder or windier, the better.
The Best of the Winter Midwest
Devils Doorway in Winter - New Years Eve 2011 - Devils Lake State Park, Wisconsin. Bring microspikes.
Boulder Canyon - Turkey Run State Park, Indiana. January 2012.
My wife Deb near Roche-A-Cri, Wisconsin. Jan 2013.
Gibraltar Rock, Wisconsin. Jan 2013.
Piers Gorge, Michigan. Excellent Snowshoe. March 2013.
Wintery Summit of Hogback Mountain, Michigan March 2013.
Lake Superior in Late Winter, Thawing
Summit of Mt. Lookout in Winter
Superior View, Mt. Lookout Summit
Rhapsody in White. Devils Lake State Park, Wisconsin after 10 inch snowfall. Dec 23, 2013.
Morgan Falls - St. Peters Dome, Wisconsin. March 2014
Ice Sculpture. Apostle Islands, Wisconsin.
For more winter fun, see my trip reports: Sea Caves by Snowshoe , Blue Ice on Lake Superior
You have seen enough. Get out and add some more shots.
French Canyon - Starve Rock State Park, Illinois. February 2014