Sun Meets Snow
A battle between the elements.
From the lower ramparts. This photo was taken with a 400x zoom. I had quite a hike ahead of me.
Hobbit footprints no doubt.
High atop these Crater Lake peaks the trees were no match for the wind
Can you find the distant mountain between these trees?
Contrast of Beauty
Blanket of snow, cast shadows, windblown trees and blue skies
Half of these trees were covered in the blown in snow.
High winds and deep snow, these Crater Lake trees didn't stand a chance
Even this mighty tree was no match for the gale strength winds
Weather has a way of making beauty more beautious
Did I feel like I was walking through a winter kingdom? Yes....yes I did
The snow was literally caked onto the branches. So precisely too.
The lake isn't the only marvel here at Crater Lake
Breathtaking right? I mean I've never seen snow do this to trees before. Not this extreme at least
Its almost like these trees were frozen on sight.
Even The Small
No tree was safe from the wrath of winter