View Full Version : Frozen Hiking At Hemlock Cliffs


mADD mike
02-13-10, 09:33 PM
My wife and I went hiking today and had a lot of fun. It was cold, but we got to go somewhere I've always wanted to go in this kind of weather. I've heard it is spectacular, and it didn't disappoint. The photos don't do it justice, and I'm no photog anyway, just a guy with a camera that likes to have fun and share. So, here's our little excursion today:

Me, standing among these little trees that actually keep their leaves in the winter:
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1020522.jpg

Me, headed down the icy rock steps that go down into the cliff region:
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1020542.jpg

Me again, standing by the icicles to show the scale of them:
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1020554.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1020573.jpg

My wife took this one of me to show how large the chunks of ice were that had fallen from above:
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1020578.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050497.jpg

Ice up close, with a bit of water behind it:
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050518.jpg

My wife usually likes to get inside of trees, this time she got her pic taken inside of the roots of a tree:
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050525.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050538.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050551.jpg

The waterfall was mostly frozen, but you can see that it is falling a bit, with icy "pits" at the bottom that have formed, which the water falls into:
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050560.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050584.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050596.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050600.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050621.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/shemwelljr/Hemlock%20Cliffs/P1050626.jpg

cwatca
02-13-10, 09:48 PM
COOL pics! It makes me wish that I went hiking with you

chips
02-13-10, 10:31 PM
Love the pics!! They look so cool :D :D

wsmac
02-13-10, 10:38 PM
Nice pics... nice area to hike in

Thanks!:D

Reminds me of Alaska... I do miss the winters up there:(

MT1978
02-13-10, 11:19 PM
Nice pics! Wish I wasn't sick for the past couple days. I am craving a good hike.

novagal
02-13-10, 11:37 PM
What a beautiful place to go hiking, thanks for sharing your pics! Looks like you had a great time :)

shysmile
02-14-10, 12:41 AM
Absolutely stunning!:)

FrazzleDazzle
02-14-10, 12:57 AM
Wow, Mike! Those are awesome captures. Gave me chivers lol!