Ice Wool

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.
Eric Sandbo
on Jan 13, 2007 7:05 am
Image Type(s): Informational
Image ID: 260052


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tuntun - Jan 13, 2007 8:02 am - Voted 10/10


Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and amazing photo.

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Jan 14, 2007 7:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

Thank you. I was mountain biking alone on a drab day, so this brightened things up for me.


ppergande - Apr 1, 2007 9:18 am - Voted 10/10


I've never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing!

PDL - Jul 23, 2015 2:23 am - Hasn't voted

icefrost growing
also an article from eurekalert
telling the cause of the fine ice
hair. ice hair mystery solved...

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