Thursday, March 27, 2014

Old Homestead and Ice

The top two and bottom four pictures were taken just after the water receded in Greybully Wyoming.  My hand in the first picture gives you an idea of the typical thickness.   The second picture reminded me of some anceint stone formation.  To give it scale these three ice stones combined were a little taller than me.  In the third ice photo, a chunk of ice about two feet by two feet illustrates the water line (notice on the right trunk the bark is peeled off from te ice).  The next two photos of the queen sized slabs, are the same piece my hand illustrates the thickness, and the last is a neat pie shape that was huge.  The stump holding up the ice was between three and four feet high with the thickness of the ice about two feet. 

The other two photos are of an old homestead tht is just across the causway on Highway 14A about ten miles east of Lovell Wyoming.  I really like the photo taken from inside the old cabin. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Greybull Flooding / Ice Jam

The community of Greybull Wyoming is about 20 east of Burlington.  This is the same Ice Flow that I videoed at Manderson, (posted previously) on the Big Horn River.  Greybull is about 15 miles north of Manderson.  We were never in any danger.  A drone shot this incredible footage. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Manderson Wyoming Ice Dam Big Horn River Part 2

Manderson Wyoming Ice Flow Big Horn River Part 1

This is what the river was flowing like when I first arrived. 

Ice Dam Manderson Wyoming

All of these ice flow photos were taken off of the bridge at Manderson Wyoming.  Yesterday, this flow was about 20 miles upstream from here in Worland, WY where it caused flooding.  At first the ice was moving smoothly seen in the second photo from the bottom.  As the ice hit the pillars the bridge would shake. 

Within an hour, the ice went from moving smoothly to not moving at all (upper photos).  If you're wondering, the guy in the pickup is a Game and Fish officer that was caught in the quickly rising water and had to be towed out.  I have never seen anything like this. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cold and Snowy

Pictures 1 and 2:  Taken out our east facing kitchen window during a sunrise through ice crystals.
Picture 3:              An old truck just off the highway near Emblem Wyoming.
Pictures 4 - 6:       Taken today from our porch this afternoon after the storm.