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Horsethief Ice Flow | by Dan Martinez Photography
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Horsethief Ice Flow

Went for a hike up to Horsethief Falls this past weekend. The falls are on the west side of Pike's Peak just off of Highway 67 between Divide and Cripple Creek.

 

I had seen spring and summer photos of the falls, and heard that it will ice up over the winter, given the lack of recent snow, I was hoping for some nice ice formations. I was not prepared for what lay in store for us.

 

The stream had frozen over, and expanded well beyond it's normal bed. The vastness of the ice flow was quite impressive. There are points along the falls where you can hear parts of the stream still flowing below the ice.

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Taken on February 19, 2012