December 11 - Hercules Glades Wilderness Area

I went out for a short hike this morning to Hercules Glades (and only fell once!). The sunrise from Coy Bald wasn't very interesting, but there were some lingering ice formations from the cold nights earlier in the week.

Splattered ice at the base of a small waterfall

Delicate ice formation around a branch on Long Creek

Ice, rocks and a leaf on Long Creek

December 5 - McDaniel Lake

I was out earlier for a little while sitting on the edge of McDaniel lake waiting for the sun to show some good colors. The fantastic sunset never materialized, but the clouds and their reflections as they move across the lake are always interesting.