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Ice Wool
We see needle-shaped ice crystals in soil often enough, but I've never seen them so fine, so long, and so dense. We'd had prolonged rain before the prolonged, gentle freeze that created what looked like scattered patches of wool on saturated sticks on the ground. This clump is growing out of a stick about 2 inches (5cm) in diameter.
I was mountain biking a favorite trail on Chuckanut Mountain in December, 2006 when these caught my eye.


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Voted 10/10

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and amazing photo.
Posted Jan 13, 2007 8:02 am

Eric SandboRe: Thanks

Eric Sandbo

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Thank you. I was mountain biking alone on a drab day, so this brightened things up for me.
Posted Jan 14, 2007 7:28 am



Voted 10/10

I've never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing!
Posted Apr 1, 2007 9:18 am

PDLicefrost growing

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also an article from eurekalert
telling the cause of the fine ice
hair. ice hair mystery solved...
Posted Jul 23, 2015 2:23 am

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Eric SandboSubmitted by Eric Sandbo
on Jan 13, 2007 7:05 am

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Lat/Lon: 48.62530°N / 122.3991°W
Object Title: Ice Wool

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