Picture of the Week: Snow Ghosts Atop Big Mountain, Montana

5 04 2013

On a recent press trip to Western Montana’s Glacier Country, we were treated to a full day of snowmobiling by Swan Mountain Outfitters. During the course of the 50-plus mile day of snowmobiling we encountered moose, exhilarating scenery, and at the summit of Big Mountain….snow ghosts! Snow ghosts are trees that are coated in rime ice; which is caused by a frosty stew of environmental factors including low temperatures, high winds, and freezing fog. The fact that we arrived near sunset produced a surreal feeling as the clouds morphed with dark but vibrant colors, passing over the giant trees aching to uphold their icy burden. Click on photo for larger view.





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