Lake Falls, a 30 - 40 foot tall waterfall, froze solid this winter following a string of cold spells, some down to 17 below zero Fahrenheit. Because of the spray from the falling water, it's often very difficult to photograph so close to this waterfall, but when it's frozen, it's not a problem.
Actuallly, the water is still flowing behind the ice. The intricate formations create a type of "ice pipeline," allowing the water to flow within. As you approach the frozen falls, you can often hear the flowing water, and on this day, we heard the water making a squeaking sound behind the ice.
Unlike most of the other waterfalls in the area, this particular fall does not create large ice caves behind it. More on those in the coming days.
Posted by Tom Gill at Monday, February 03, 2014