Montana Outdoors

December 29, 2010

The icicles in Buffalo Bill canyon (2)

Filed under: ice art, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 11:32 pm

Cliff icicles

Cliff icicles

Cliff icicles

Cliff icicles

Perhaps the art that hangs on the cliff walls of this lonely little canyon in winter is one of nature’s ways of providing a metaphysical balance between the reality of our planet and the artificial world that men have superimposed upon it.

The icicles in Buffalo Bill canyon (1)

Filed under: Animal tracks, Montana, Winter — montucky @ 1:27 am

About two miles beyond the gate that closes an old logging road that runs through the canyon, the canyon sides narrow and on the west side is an area of cliffs some two hundred feet high. Among the breaks in the cliffs are small seeps of water, hardly noticeable is summer, that form some interesting displays of icicles in winter. Just follow the Cougar tracks, and the hike up the road is quite a pleasant one. (If the current weather forecast is correct, the next trip up the road this winter will have to be on snowshoes.)

Cougar track Cougar track

Buffalo Bill creek

Buffalo Bill creek

Buffalo Bill creek

Buffalo Bill creek

The next post or two will include some photos of the icicle displays; Nature’s artwork.

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