If you’re like many photographers, you take a break from outdoor picture-taking when the temperature plummets. Holiday festivities make for plenty of indoor photo opportunities that can be enjoyed without scarves and mittens. But those who bundle up and brave winter hiking conditions are rewarded with sights few people get a chance to see.
Joshua Meador, who strives to stray from the beaten path, beautifully captured this icy image of Abiqua Falls in western Oregon:
Trekking down to the columnar basalt bowl into which the waterfall plunges requires a bit of scrambling over slippery river rocks no matter what the season. A winter hike is certainly even more treacherous, but it’s well worth the trouble, as you can see from this photo.
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