ice formations


We spent the weekend in the Catskills visiting with friends and family.  On Saturday we took a 4 hour hike up Platte Clove.  I found many unusual ice formations.  This one reminds me of a map.   I have no idea what process created this pattern.


Other patterns had much less mystifying origins, like these frozen bubbles I found at the base of the waterfall at Blue Hole.

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  1. jules

    I can’t really tell without context, but sometimes formations like that occur when a bubble gets pushed up to the lower surface of ice and the meniscus freezes. Then the process repeats but the bubbles get pushed into different shapes by the ridges that are already present

    1. jrosenk

      hm. I have a more zoomed out picture, I’ll send it to you later. thanks!