Monthly Archives: December 2011

Field Photo: Ice Columns

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Hexagonal columnar prism, the most basic form of a snow crystal. The six-fold symmetry is the consequence of the shape of water bonds; the facets managed to form so clearly due to very slow crystal growth. I dug this chunk … Continue reading

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Field Photo: Falling Trees

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Although it’s an even-bet which tree is coming down first, physics and gravity dictate the second will come down mere moments later.

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Field Photo: Kitimat, BC

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Location: Central coastal British Columbia, Canada Access: Decommissioned forest service road; it’s crown land and you’re permitted, but it’s a strange hike to do for fun. Geologic Setting: Kitimat Ranges of the Coast Mountains in the Western System of the … Continue reading

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