Outdoors blog: Headed for Lake Superior in a hurry
By: Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune
Tischer Creek in full runoff mode
Tischer Creek was full of runoff Friday morning. (Sam Cook / email@example.com)
I stopped to see how Tischer Creek looked this morning on my way to work. It was raging through its rocky bed, racing down to Lake Superior, completely ice-free. I'm guessing many streams in the Duluth area are also wide open and full of water. As Pete Gravett of Hartley Nature Center said yesterday, the ground is still frozen, and all of this snowmelt and rain has to go somewhere. This would be a good day -- or a good weekend -- to check out the rivers.
However, be careful. The path along Tischer Creek was still icy, with meltwater running over the top of it. On the steeper stretches, it's downright dangerous. Some sort of cleats or Yaktrax would help, but it's still going to be a bit dicey walking until all the ice is gone from the paths.
Here's one more shot of Tischer Creek from this morning. I was in the stretch between Vermilion Road and East Fourth Street.