A Walk on the beach in winter is really a trip to another world. Viewing Lake Michigan from a sand dune may be the only way to actually see the lake. Once you're down on the beach, the lake is invisible, obstructed by the 15 foot tall ice mounds created by the pounding waves and freezing temperatures. These mounds appear like mini-volcanos, slowing growing as the waves force water up though the cones of ice. Walking safely on the sand, it appears as if you're walking in the arctic, on top of a mountain range, viewing another mountain range from a distance, but the "mountain range" is in reality, only 15 feet tall.
If you haven't been to a Great Lakes beach in winter, put it on your list of things to do. You've got another month at least to experience the magical, frozen landscape first-hand. Remember to stay off of the ice mounds. Read why here, on my Huffington Post blog:
Posted by Tom Gill at Sunday, February 15, 2015