Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ICY Majesty In High Knob Massif


December 19, 2010
Bark Camp Lake of High Knob Massif
Photograph by Bill Harris - © All Rights Reserved.

The High Knob Landform

Bark Camp Lake is a jewel during any time of year, but always seems to possess an extra special character when winter settles into the 
High Knob highcountry.

[ The Lake elevation of 2734 feet above sea level is 1489 vertical feet lower than the summit level of the High Knob Massif and 1434 vertical feet higher than the Clinch River at Dungannon ].

Cloud bases lowered to the level of Wise, or locally lower, during the afternoon and evening hours of December 17 as icy, cold air returned to freeze the snowpack solid!

[ Photographers Roddy Addington and Bill Harris took a trip up into the Maple Gap section of the High Knob Massif during afternoon hours of December 18, amid icy trees, but had to turn around due to large amounts of wind blown snow across the roadway ( 2 feet deep ) ].

High Knob Massif
December 19, 2010
ICE Lingers For Days Amid Cold
Photograph by Bill Harris - © All Rights Reserved.

Ice on trees within the Bark Camp Lake to Little Stony Gorge corridor lingered for days in wake of icing on December 16, with additional intervals of drizzle and riming into higher elevations as cloud bases lowered on cold, upsloping northerly winds.

[ AM MINS were widespread in the 10s amid low, icy clouds into morning hours of December 19, with local temperatures dropping to around 10 degrees into evening hours of December 19 ].

December 19, 2010
Jefferson National Forest
Water Drops Frozen In Time - High Knob Massif
Photograph by Bill Harris - © All Rights Reserved.

The trained eye of photographer Bill Harris found something unique in these water drops frozen in time, as he zooms in for all to see!

High Knob Massif
Amazing Wonders Of Nature!
Photograph by Bill Harris - © All Rights Reserved.

The always wondrous Little Stony Gorge was also extra special on this day, as whitewater spray added to this wonderland in ice!

High Knob Massif
Icy Wonder In Little Stony Creek Gorge
Photograph by Bill Harris - © All Rights Reserved.

Although harsh, the beauty of this season
can simply not be denied!

December 19, 2010
Little Stony Gorge of High Knob Massif
Water In Different Stages of Motion & Form
Photograph by Bill Harris - © All Rights Reserved.

Taking all these photos under such conditions is not all play, it can be work just getting there and situated for the shot!

High Knob Massif
Bill Harris At Work & Play
Photograph by Roddy Addington - © All Rights Reserved.

Rod Addington Photography


Thanks to all my friends for their hard work in documenting the wondrous beauty of The High Knob Landform!


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