Frozen Middle Fork Hike

Martin took a solo morning hike up the trail along the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.
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img_4973 Looking across the valley and the impressive Garfield Mountain.
Looking across the valley and the impressive Garfield Mountain.
img_4974 There was an interesting temperature inversion in the valley. On the valley bottom the ground was frozen solid and trees were caked with ice while a few hundred...
There was an interesting temperature inversion in the valley. On the valley bottom the ground was frozen solid and trees were caked with ice while a few hundred…
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img_4983 Up out of the frozen for a bit the streams were flowing nicely.
Up out of the frozen for a bit the streams were flowing nicely.
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img_4987 Ground was frost-free at the bridge crossing back over the river a few miles up from the trailhead.
Ground was frost-free at the bridge crossing back over the river a few miles up from the trailhead.
img_4989 Such a pretty river...
Such a pretty river...
img_4990 ...and pretty moss forest.
...and pretty moss forest.
img_4991 Up from the river valley. Looking down, the white below is all ice covered trees.
Up from the river valley. Looking down, the white below is all ice covered trees.