Surface Hoar, Lower Cataract Lake

At the edge of Lower Cataract Lake in the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness, the blue sky dramatically lends its color to the shaded ice. A sunlit hill of scrub oak reflects as red highlights in the melt-freeze line. Moisture in the air has condensed during a cold, clear night as feathery surface hoar. Close inspection also reveals grasses faintly visible beneath the ice.

Terms: Arapaho National Forest, CO - Summit County, Colorado, Eagles Nest Wilderness, National Forest, Public Lands, Wilderness

Image Dimensions: 7533 x 4972
Location Georeference: 39.8313, -106.3241


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