Elusive Winter Wildlife

Snowy Owls are pretty difficult to find in the winter – but it’s amazing to see one when you do. This time around there were a surprising amount of animals out on a cold winter day. You just have to look really.

Frosted Flakes

Happy New Year! These pictures are of giant flakes (about leaf sized) of hoar frost (I think anyways) up close. Not quite as cool as hairy ice but still impressive!

Pocaterra Hydro Plant – Penstock pipeline pictures

After all-time record snowfall in the mountains, hiking sans snowshoes gets tricky in spots. The penstock pipeline at the Pocaterra Hydro Plant in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is still a very leaky woodstave and creates massive natural ice sculptures. I heard they’ll be replacing it this summer… so these views will soon be forgotten.