Frozen Understory

Shenandoah National Park

As tempting as it is to travel through the frozen land, it is even more rewarding to walk through the ice-covered understory. Every branch, trig, grass is coated in ice. At the same time there is a steady sound of creaking and cracking, as the branches strive to bend in the wind but cannot, and as ice cascades. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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