A major winter storm was bearing down on Lake Superior, and I drove up to get a front row seat to the event. First stop, the break wall in Two Harbors. The beginning of storm brought 40 mph winds.
Next I headed to Gooseberry State Park. I couldn't resist jumping in this image and getting sprayed by a few waves. The winds were now 60 mph with wind gusts reaching 72mph.
It wouldn't be a trip to the north shore without stopping at Split Rock Lighthouse. I was glad I did, the waves were pounding the shoreline with fury. Staying dry proved to be a challenge.
I wandered just north of the Lighthouse and composed this image. The cliff is 130 feet and the spray from the waves was reaching the top of the cliff.
another shot of Split Rock Lighthouse.
I continued up the shore and stopped at Tettegouche State Park and hiked down to the lake. The driving snow created near white out conditions, making it very difficult to photograph.
After a long day of driving in the snow, it was time to set up camp for the night and get some much needed rest.
The next day the skies started to break and the sun made a brief appearance. The wind was not as gusty, but it was still strong enough to kick up a few waves.
The spray from the waves freezes to everything along the shoreline.