Two weeks ago while photographing the Beaver Islands, the discovery of this image took me by surprise. A search on Facebook revealed that the owner of the signature is the gutsy Rob Stromme who carved his name into the snow along the open waters of the Mississippi.
Here’s what Rob had to say about it, ” The story goes; I was born and raised in St. Cloud and one of my friends’ and I’s most favorite past times is going down to the islands, summer or winter, and just walk around and explore. We call it galavanting. You get to see all kinds of nature that can’t be found anywhere else. It’s great to be able to be in the city one minute, then take a 10 minute walk to the river and be completely engulfed in the woods, river and streams. That day, we were on a winter galavant and took a little pit stop on one of the trees that hang over the banks of the river and I decided to write my name in the snow as big as I could.”
View an HD video flight over the Beaver Islands yesterday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtTBy0AN3aY View it in 720 HD if you can.