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Cold Day for a Hike
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:37:04 PM »

I am not one to make a trip report, and I don't intend this be as detailed as some have made. But I do feel compelled to share a few photos from a fantastically cold day hiking in the Gorge. The thermometer on the way down in the morning read a balmy -2F. It was cold enough that my hydration bladder froze solid within 15 minutes of setting out for our first destination. Luckily I had a thermos of hot coffee to keep me going until I reached a spot where I could stop and bask in the warm sun. If you ever suffer a frozen bladder tube, stuff it inside your jacket for a while.

I digress, we are here for the photos...

icy river

approaching a frozen waterfall

looking back

looking up

frosty details

brilliant light

just around the bend

ice crystals in the sky


first glimpse

ice blues

the masses

Overall a great day. Can't wait for another historic cold snap to get back out there.


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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 04:59:50 PM »

Way to get out there and make the best of this lousy weather!  Looks like a great day was had!!


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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 07:35:29 PM »

Cold but beautiful pics.
The cliff lines whisper "I have secrets to share".  But sometimes they lie!! :D


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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 11:22:17 PM »

Beautiful frozen photos of the Red. Looks like an awesome trip, thanks for sharing. I like that you were able to see the frozen waterfall from below, then also got above for another shot.

Copperas was certainly well traveled this past weekend. At least you weren't lonely... :P
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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 12:32:14 PM »

I had thought about heading out the Douglas Trail to check out that waterfall, thanks for the photos, looks like an awesome day, except for the crowds :)


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Re: Cold Day for a Hike
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 04:40:52 PM »

Nice photos!

Just thought I'd mention that coffee's nature is cold and it drains the kidneys. On such days, when exerting the Will, you might consider tea or bone broth.  Caffeine blocks our sense of fatigue and although a stimulant is not Qi (vital energy). Instead it promotes downward drainage.

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