Sunday, March 17, 2013

Storms And River Front Ice

This week I attempted to go hiking yet ran into the snow pack again so I retreated down to the Yellowstone River for some easy photographic work and captured these shots. 

There is something about a lonely tree that I like.

The snow is still formidable along the Yellowstone River with the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountain Range
in the background.

Looking across the river eastward.

And looking north along the Yellowstone River.

These photos are from two weeks ago when I went for a drive into the Paradise Valley and could not get into the hiking trail where I was headed on account of the snow still way to deep for my truck to traverse. 
I was lucky I did not as a vicious storm moved in from the west. The thermometer dropped 20 degrees in just ten minutes and in came the howling wind with hail and snow. I sat on a overlook and captured the front of the storm.

The storm was like a monster movie.

Rocky Mountains: Absaroka-Beartooth mountains in the Gallatin National Forest. Just about forty miles from Yellowstone NP Northwest boarder.

Two shots I photoshoped together to give a better impression of the storm front.