Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Frozen Waterfall

Today was a half-decent (no snow, no rain, above freezing) weekend day in a while, so Lisa and I went out for a bit of a drive. We went up to Sutcliffe on the shore of Pyramid Lake. The excuse was that the store there (and at Nixon) have the Dill Pickle Pringles that I can't find in Fernley, but of course the main reason was just to get out of the house for little while.

Driving back, we saw a striking thing on the mountains to the west of Sutcliffe, and I got off the highway to have a slightly closer look.

Frozen Waterfall

This is the best I could do with my camera phone. Had we known we were going to get a shot like this, we would have brought the Sony camera with the telephoto attachment and the tripod. As near as we can tell, a waterfall coming off the Pah-Rah Mountains has frozen over here.

We couldn't get any closer because the road looked doubtful for my minivan (Lisa's pickup would probably have been okay), and because a pickup truck (not the one in this photo) was apparently broken down ahead, and going around it would have almost certainly gotten us stuck.

We continued home after our brief joyride. People sometimes ask why we moved here. Well, not everyone is as enamored as we are of the scenery in these parts. We almost always see something unexpected even in places we've been before.
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