During the holidays I went north to Thurman, NY. Weather had been wonky in NYC and, apparently, it had done the same up there. The temperature had dropped and they got a lot of snow (as you tend to get in the mountains in December). But then the temperature raised so high that the snow all melted, causing the rivers to run high. Instead of staying warm long enough for the water levels to right themselves, it froze again, creating some interesting sights that greeted me when I got up there.
This is runoff from the dam, which is wide open.
See the ice formations?
Fun with water.
More frozen Hudson.
Welcome to Thurman, where this field is underwater/ice.
If you go to past entries you will see that this is actually a field in front of me and not a frozen ice rink due to the Hudson overflowing its banks.
They would prefer you not go skating on it.
People need to be told everything.
More frozen ice fields on the other side of the road.
The rivers are running fast where they can.
The sun hits this one quite well, thawing it to normal currents.
Partially hidden in the trees.
Next week: We take a short hike in the snow to see a very frozen Auger Falls.