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Frozen Waterfalls

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Alaska Boss, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Frozen waterfalls are everywhere in Alaska during the winter, & sometimes are formed in very spectacular formations,... :eek:

    waterfalls III (Small).JPG
     
  2. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    In this case... there was some wind blowing as this falls was freezing... causing "water caves" to form while it built up...

    waterfalls close-up (Small).JPG
     
  3. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    In the case of larger ones, climbing frozen waterfalls is a popular winter recreational activity in this area,... :eek:

    climbing a frozen waterfalls (Small).JPG
     
  4. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    WOW...and i thought it was cool when run-off from the tops of mountains freezes running down to the road.
     
  5. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    Ok last pic puts it in view WOW ... Must be too cool to walk on or up to..
     
  6. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
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    Multnomah Falls was just on the news here the other day showing its frozen state. I guess it doesn't often freeze like it did. Those are great shots.
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,031

    I just looked at your other thread. Despite the fact that these are beautiful and awesome pictures, I'm going to have to ask you to stop. I'm either going to have to move or buy several keyboards because I keep drooling over them. ;)

    I'm not so sure about climbing a waterfall, that ice gets sort of heavy.
     
  8. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
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    I can't help but wonder if that pink patch in the snow at the base of the fall is from someone that fell.
     
  9. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Those pictures are totally awesome! Thanks for taking the time to share them. :)
     
  10. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    wow....i really love the outdoors
     
  11. lorentzlawnsnow

    lorentzlawnsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    same thing crossed my mind street
     
  12. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    I don't know anything about ice climbing. Maybe it is just a marker dye to give a reference for depth perception.
     
  13. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    its probably a pile of rope at the bottom. just too hard to see from the distance we're looking from.

    Guys climb the ice falls in upstate NY up by exit 30 off the northway. they're a couple hundred feet tall too. you have to be insane to do that if you ask me.
     
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,542

    "a pile of rope at the bottom"

    As an avid rock climber and only ocasionaly a ice climber. The person in the blue jacket at the bottom next to the "red" spot is belaying the climer. The rope is goint to his right. The Red spot is the extra rope on the ground.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  15. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    boy, do I feel stupid now - d'ooohhh. Thanks.
     
  16. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Well,.. I took a few more pictures of some frozen waterfalls I've gone by in the last few days, so just to show that not everyone here is getting ready to mow grass,... :D :waving:

    Waterfall near mouth of Chitina River (Small).JPG
     
  17. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Zoomed in on the same falls... many waterfalls have different colored ice in them, depending on the mineral content, etc, in the spring water that feeds them... :salute:

    Chitina River waterfall (Small).JPG
     
  18. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Another one showing green & yellow ice,...

    Waterfall in Woods Canyon (Small).JPG
     
  19. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Some of these are just little springs that keep building up all winter til they look like a huge creek pouring out of the woods from above, when in fact they are nothing more than a tiny trickle,... more to come later....

    Waterfall on road in Woods Canyon (Small).JPG
     
  20. jeff45

    jeff45 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    it looks like the rope that they climb up with?