November 20, 2014
by KapteinK
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Strathcona Park Videos

Photographer Ron Otsu has put together a couple of new videos featuring his spectacular photos of Strathcona Park. They can be viewed on his website here. (Adobe Flash Player is required to view)

November 16, 2014
by KapteinK
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Ice Details

Photographer Tim Penney sent some photos from an outing on Friday around the lakes of Paradise Meadows.

Outer Space

Outer Space


The frozen ponds have scenes from outer space – he called this “Alien spaceships trapped in the ice” .

Frost Textures

Frost Textures


Textures of ice & frost make fabulous abstracts.

Ice Stalactites

Ice Stalactites


Piggot Creek is flowing but has created some great ice formations.

Frosty Feathers

Frosty Feathers


Even blades of grass have been sprouting frosty feathers.
Thanks Tim for the photos!

November 14, 2014
by KapteinK
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Frost & Ice

Some photos of recent conditions beyond Paradise Meadows were received today.

Toward Mt Elma

Toward Mt Elma


“Three members of our Probus hiking club went hiking on Wednesday.”
The hikers went up Mount Elma, just past Lake Helen Mackenzie.

Frost Feathers

Frost Feathers


“This is how it looks like up there , lots of hair crystals.”
With temperatures around freezing, anything that is water saturated exudes ice in the form of filaments. (more description of this phenomenon here)

Walking on Ice

On Ice


“Walking on water. Great Hike.”
Thanks Jana for the photos!