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Hoar Frost Walk Photos


Updated June 01, 2014

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A Hoar Frost Walk in Photos
Hoar Frost on Oregon Grape Bush

Hoar Frost on Oregon Grape Bush

Wendy Bumgardner © 2013
We had a cold spell with a temperature inversion, producing cold fogs in the valleys while the mountains around us were above freezing level. Hoar frost is produced when water vapor condenses as ice crystals directly onto objects. All of the trees, shrubs and grass was coated with crystals up to an inch long.

I don't like walking when the temperature is below freezing, but as long as the sidewalks weren't icy, there was no excuse to stay inside. I began my walk after the sun had been up for a couple of hours and dried any frost from the sidewalks.

If I needed to walk in icy conditions, I would have put on one of my pairs of ice cleats over my walking shoes and used trekking poles for extra stability.

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