It is so perfectly quiet, like a muffling blanket the thick snow absorbs every sound leaving a hushed dramatic environment. The white powder layers everything in view like someone upended a huge bag of icing sugar from the clouds. A spectacular winter wonderland before our eyes.
The twisting smooth barked branches reach ever outward from the ground, stretching up from their snowy beds like wooden arms in search of sunlight. The frigid air bitter and biting to our senses, thinned by the altitude hangs still in the sleeping landscape. A stunning frozen vista capturing natures overwhelming tenacity for survival.