Montana Outdoors

February 10, 2012

More ice

Filed under: Waterfall, Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 11:44 pm

Waterfall ice

Waterfall ice

Waterfall ice

Waterfall ice


  1. This is so amazing to this little desert rat..


    Comment by Roberta — February 11, 2012 @ 12:23 am

  2. Icetacular


    Comment by Grampy — February 11, 2012 @ 6:47 am

  3. I see the branch now, that “became a caterpillar”. What marvelous views! They remind me of the pleasure of icicle-gnawing when I was a kid.


    Comment by shoreacres — February 11, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    • You know, I haven’t gnawed on an icicle in years! Now I will think about that when I get out there again. I used to love that!


      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

  4. It is impossible for me to imagine the cold it takes to do this to running water. For me, all of your shots are like looking at another planet. Don’t take me wrong, I enjoy them very much.


    Comment by burstmode — February 11, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    • Well, they just build up over time and with extended cold. It’s not so much the coldness of the cold, but the extended time that it stays below freezing. At the elevation of that waterfall, it has probably had a hundred nights below freezing so far this winter, and the water is still flowing beneath and behind the ice, probably continually freezing a film of it.


      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

  5. Wow! It’s so thick!


    Comment by Barbara — February 11, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    • It is! I would guess the ice in the foreground of the first photo is at least 5 feet thick.


      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

  6. Man, that is some serious ice!


    Comment by Candace — February 11, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    • I suppose, with a certain amount of observation and calculation, one could come up with an estimate of how much ice. Just off the top of my head, I would say perhaps ten tons of it.


      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

  7. These are amazing but I like the fourth one the best!!!!


    Comment by dhphotosite — February 11, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    • I found that area very intriguing. It is just off to the side of the main stream of water and formed it’s own pattern, unlike the rest of the area.


      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

  8. Your ice and snow photos are spectacular!


    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — February 11, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    • Thanks! I find the ice creations at a waterfall fascinating especially because they are so beautiful besides unusual. Thank you for visiting!


      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

  9. It is really beautiful, isn’t it? But there is so much of it!!!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — February 11, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    • Yes, it’s amazing how much ice collects there over a winter and some of it will remain well into summer.


      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

  10. Hi Montucky, Gee, I sure do like seeing pictures of hanging icicles. How beautiful! Have a great Sunday tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — February 11, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    • Yes, they are beautiful and not a very common sight, really, at least around here. Have a great Sunday too!


      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

  11. I’d love to get a good closeup look at that waterfall that you must have gotten. It looks like an icy heaven to me.


    Comment by Ratty — February 11, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    • This is a good one for that. You can get right up to it with a little effort. Amazing to study it! The ice in the center falls is absolutely pure, too.


      Comment by montucky — February 11, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

  12. WOW! Amazing ice formations. WOW!


    Comment by Marcie — February 12, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    • They are very pretty to see. I brought back 40 photos: just couldn’t stop shooting.


      Comment by montucky — February 12, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

  13. Is that trickling water I hear? Your photos really take us to the scene. The fourth one is especially fine.


    Comment by Kim — February 13, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    • That is indeed the sound of trickling water, just behind the curtain of icicles, one of the amazing phenomenons of winter.


      Comment by montucky — February 14, 2012 @ 12:47 am

  14. Excellent ice images! Hopefully the ice formations won’t be around for too long…


    Comment by Watching Seasons — February 14, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    • Thanks! Well, the ice in the valley will be gone fairly soon, and I long to see the grass again. Up high though, over 7,000 feet there will be snow and frozen ground until next fall. Last year I remember taking a short snooze next to a pile of snow up above Vermilion Pass the first week of August.


      Comment by montucky — February 14, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

  15. I envy your opportunity to play with ice formations like those, though I wouldn’t enjoy having to put up with the cold.

    Steve Schwartzman


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — February 17, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    • I like the ice formations and don’t mind the cold: I’m well used to it. This year it’s much warmer than usual which is a little easier on the fingers for photography.


      Comment by montucky — February 17, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

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