Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Winter Wonder Land


Last Saturday started out cold, zero degrees to be exact.

Friends Greg Daily, Joyce Harmon, and I hiked White Oak Canyon in Shenandoah National Park. We were in search of ice. Considering that it has been below freezing for the better part of a week, it looked a little doubtful at the start. The creek next to the parking lot showed no sign of freezing, but as we started up the mountain the amount of ice increased with every few feet of elevation. By the time we reached the lower falls the water was about 90 percent frozen and a sight to see. We also lucked out because the cloud cover arrived when we hit the lower falls. We had nice diffused light for the rest of the day.

We worked the lower falls and then slowly started down the mountain. We spent about 5 hours in the great freezing outdoors.

Hopefully the lower temperatures will continue so I can get out and shoot ice again.
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