1/2/16: Dream Lake Ice, Rocky Mtn. National Park

Happy New Year to you all!

Spent the weekend up in Estes Park, and got in one hike from the Bear Lake trailhead up to Emerald Lake. Along the way is Dream Lake, which exhibited some of the most beautiful clear ice I’ve ever seen. As hordes of snowshoers clapped by, I spent nearly an hour contorted in myriad ways, trying to ‘fit’ what I saw before me into the camera. Countless people probably thought I was nuts, but quite a few strayed onto the ice to see what I was looking at.

In any event, enjoy the mystical qualities of alpine ice, Rocky Mountain style!



  1. Evan January 6, 2016 at 08:12 #

    Fire on the Mountain is incredible! The “lightning strike” is perfect, and all the bubbles look like trees in the snow. Wow, awesome eye for catching these.

  2. Jeff Warner January 6, 2016 at 08:49 #

    Thanks, Evan; it was one of those subjects you stumble across that was just infinitely inspiring on many levels, and was kicking myself for not having brought a macro lens.