White River Ice Hike, 2017/1/29
Ten photos from the White River Ice hike.
The White River hike is one of our favourites for a winter walk, with the tall cliffs and scenery given a different look by all the ice.
This year we thought we we might no be able to do the hike at all – the warmer than usual winter meaning the ice didn’t freeze as thick as we need for a safe hike, and the damage from the summer flooding had changed a few of the crossings.
We’d cancelled our first two attempts at it, but the third time was the charm. A couple of weeks of colder temperatures meant the main crossings were frozen over, and we had already scouted out a few ways to get around the parts that weren’t frozen enough – including a wobbly walk over a sketchy bridge built for a film set.