Oh, my. There’s so much to see. I’m especially fond of the mosses and the colors of the rocks. And in the third picture especially, I can see some of that “building up” you mentioned. Not only that, where some of the smaller, finer icicles have formed, I can hear the tinkling sound that would result if some kid just couldn’t contain herself and ran her hand down a row or two!
Yes, there is a lot to see. I always get carried away taking pictures of this display. Wouldn’t children have fun with these if they were at ground level? The cliffs are still pretty in summer too with all of their colors.
Yes, the silence can be deafening at times. I don’t really take that for granted, but I do get used to it. Lately I have lost nearly all of my tolerance for the city and all of it’s noise and man-made activity, so much of which seems completely unnecessary.
I like that shot too because it lends a little perspective to the experience of the back country. I hope there will be many more such scenes this coming summer when I will explore some of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.
Most of these formed over just a few weeks once the temperatures got just right. These pictures were taken on December 30. I had visited there on November 30 and there were no icicles at all. Next week we are supposed to have a few days where the temperature will go just above freezing in the afternoons and then they will grow some more again.
I’m glad that you enjoy seeing it, Elizabeth! I have found so many interesting and beautiful things out in Montana’s back country. It would be a shame if no one could see them and so I bring back photos.
That cliff is very colorful at all times of the year because to the moss and lichens and the color in the rocks. If we get some heavier snowfall I will go back there to see what that does. It is easier this year to hike there because the old road is not as icy as it usually is; just snowy and therefore not as slippery.
You would certainly have to dress for the weather if you were going to enjoy it. You are right too, you get quite warm when hiking up hill, one of my main problems. That’s really something to be reckoned with; you don’t want to get wet from sweat when it’s really cold. I use several layers of clothing which allows me to add or remove articles of clothing to maintain a comfortable temperature without overheating. Sounds easier than it is.
Thanks Maureen. Looking down or across from the high country is special to me because now I know the landmarks and can see places far away that I have visited. That brings back nice images and memories.