Pat Shingleton: "Inside or Out?"
Wintry weather, in a variety of forms and sequences initiates a response called "cabin fever." Unable to venture outdoors residents are confined indoors in sometimes a hibernating scenario. Those battling this confinement, venture outdoors to entertain themselves with ice fishing, snow golf, dog sledding, and ice sculpting. Years ago, Don Briggs replicated a sport confined to steep mountains - ice climbing. With a garden hose and shower heads, he sprays a 70-foot grain silo and with temperatures dipping below zero an ice mountain is created. Briggs believed that if you build it, they will come. Climbers are tethered to the silo while strattling stalactites of ice. The silo is not only for ice climbing but is also an ice sculpture attraction.
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