Winterís beauty freed at frozen park

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Like the rest of us, Roaring River State Park is enduring the sub-zero temperatures over the last week, giving an opportunity for from frozen beauty to shine. At the mouth of the Roaring River spring, a giant icicle hangs over the cave entrance as steam comes off the spring water, which is warmer than the air above it. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Like the rest of us, Roaring River State Park is enduring the sub-zero temperatures over the last week, giving an opportunity for from frozen beauty to shine.

Hardly phased by the cold, bald eagles still nesting at Roaring River State park have been able to spread their wings along the empty banks during the off-season. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
At the Roaring River falls, water splashing onto the railings became subject to the sub-zero air, creating a countless number of icicles that continue to grow this week. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Steam rises from Roaring River, which for a short time has a water temperature greatly higher than the air temperature. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Small hillside streams that may not be noticed otherwise are transformed into icy markers of running water at Roaring River State Park. This waterfall-ish pair of icicles covered rocks near the exit from the Roaring River Hatchery and CCC Lodge. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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