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#21 Skywatcher

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 06:32 PM

Ice prism's.................

Natures instant inducer of wide eyed delight !

Such an awesome moment to share Oldbear.

Thank you


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:27 PM

Beautiful pics OldBear :)
 
Did you get much damage from the storm?


Thankfully not much damage & power never went off. Ice on the trees wasn’t that heavy, but cleanup sucked. The rain soaked through the snow & made 2” of slush next to the ground, whichj froze to a block of ice when the temps dropped below zero.

Lots of slapstick comedy with folks slipping & falling this afternoon with temps above freezing. I think I remember from high school physics that wet ice = zero coefficient of friction.
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:37 PM

Ice prism's.................
Natures instant inducer of wide eyed delight !
Such an awesome moment to share Oldbear.
Thank you


Humble thanks. The sun’s changing angle over the course of the day made for some dramatic changes. Found myself standing there a couple times in slack-jawed amazement at what I was seeing & was happy when the depth of field hypothesis worked out. Most of the shots were taken standing right outside the back door.

Think we’ve got our own vortex here at Bear Swamp.
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#24 Alder Logs

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:59 AM

Best to pick up an old pair of golf shoes at a thrift store and have then around for ice storms. 



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 12:31 PM

I use a set of detachable ice cleats, that way they can be removed before you go into stores and such.   They are on a rubber bungee cord material that stretch over your shoes.   That way you can take them off before you go into stores and such.

 

It sucks when one side pops off in the middle of an icy parking lot though, you end up going in circles, lol.

 

 

 

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:43 PM

Best to pick up an old pair of golf shoes at a thrift store and have then around for ice storms. 

that's IF the old golf shoes have metal spikes

 

the plastic-y spikes sold of late would be good on something snowy but not much help on wet ice

 

these things are badass

 

  https://www.amazon.c...ASIN=B01B742IUW


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:48 PM

I got a set a long time ago, and cut that frilly stuff over the laces off them.  I cruised in ice storms.  I was living on the river then and could scamper over the drift logs like it was summer and they were dry.   But, what Juth has there looks good, if you don't have that issue and end up going in circles until the thaw.


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#28 Juthro

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:52 PM

Those ones that Pharmer linked look better suited for ice climbing, or hiking in the winter time up on a glacier.  The kind I use work really well on icy sidewalks and parking lots (if you have both of them on, lol).  But I wouldn't trust them on a long hike on a glacier.  

 

I've also seen guys screw short sheet metal screws into the lugs of their hiking boots. Just make sure the screws aren't longer then the sole is thick, or your in for an uncomfortable hike, lol :)

 

 

 

 



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Posted 25 January 2019 - 08:28 AM

I got a set of Kahtoola Microspikes as a present (my wife said they were cheap insurance against brain damage) & they’ve been the bomb this winter. Haven’t popped off at all, even running across the ice after an ice fishing flag while full of cider.

Just have to remember not to walk on the wood floors with ‘em on.

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:28 AM

...cheap insurance against brain damage...

 

 

The last time our pond froze hard enough to walk on safely, probably six or eight years ago, my feet went out from under me and I landed flat on my back, hitting the back of my head so hard that brain damage may be an issue, an issue, an issue. 


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:43 AM

It's crazy cold here of late and more to come. Which means I'll be outdoors soon taking pics of ice.

 

Those Katoola's look like exactly what I'd need. I've used some cheapies before which were only ok and would sometimes pop off if walking in snow deep enough to get over the binders. The Katoola wraps higher onto the shoe and has very wide straps which look like they'd hold no matter what.

 

At 65-80 bucks delivered I'd agree they're cheap insurance and a big boost to outdoor confidence.



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Posted 25 January 2019 - 10:04 AM

I’ve used lots of different — we call ‘em “creepers” — over the years & the Kahtoolas have been the best. Easy on & easy off but stay put when they’re on. Great traction & good design.

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 02:08 PM

My neighbor has a set of those Kahtoola Microspikes, and he swears by them.  They seem to work very well, I've never seen him loose one in the snow.  I am slightly envious of them as they are much nicer product than the cheapy units that I'm using.  My cheap set works reasonably well in town on icy sidewalks, and in parking lots, but that is about their limit of use.   Their real strong point is that they were cheap (<$20).  I've been using the same set for about 5 years, though I've had to replace a couple of the rivet spikes that provide traction.

 

If I were to up my game, the Microspikes are what I would most likely buy. 

 



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Posted 26 January 2019 - 02:01 PM

We had a very vibrant sunrise this morning that I thought was worthy of sharing.

 

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:47 PM

Here is a pic of the sun starting to go down.

 

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#36 Skywatcher

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 09:11 PM

That's possibly one of my new favorites Juthro. Loving the golden highlight on the clouds. I'm sure all those beautiful warm colors have no reflection on the air temp up there however.............


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 10:04 PM

It needs a beautiful girl to complete the Maxfield Parrish feel.


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 10:23 PM

@ Skye:  It was actually a warm day  for this time of year.  We were at about 41F or so when I took the pic (a couple of days ago).  Those clouds you see coming in were the front of a large system that has since dropped about 12" of snow so far. 

 

@ Alder:  I had to look up Maxfield Parrish.  I like his stuff at a glance, thank you for the compliment,.  The picture does look a bit surreal, almost more like an illustration then a photo.  



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 10:50 PM

Here is a look at some of the snow that those gold highlighted clouds dumped.

 

This pic is of the access road taken from the end of my driveway.

 

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:35 AM

Juthro, look up Luminism

 

it was a phase landscape painters went through early in the 20th century

 

your clouds are the visual definition of luminism


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