These are a couple videos of mountain lover Madison Elrick on Lake Louise in Canada’s Banff National Park as she rows through some candle ice (aka needle ice). What’s candle ice? I’m glad you asked, because I’m just the man to Wikipedia copy/paste that for you:
Candle ice is a form of rotten ice [ice that’s been structurally disintegrating due to being honeycombed by liquid water, air, or contaminants trapped between the initial growth of ice crystals] that develops in columns perpendicular to the surface of a lake or other body of water. This occurs due to the hexagonal structure of the ice crystals; minerals such as salt, as well as other contaminants, can be trapped between the crystals when they initially form, and melting will begin at these boundaries due to the trapped contaminants.
You learn something new every day! Of course I’m still waiting for today’s lesson, because I already knew about candle ice. Maybe you didn’t though, and now you’re all set for the rest of the day. Fingers crossed my lesson is about aliens or seduction.
@mddyelrck One of the coolest things I have ever seen. 🧊🥶 #travel #foryou #nature #mountains #canada #lake #canoe #ice #candlestickice #candleice #banff #alberta #icecubes #alpine ♬ original sound – Madison Elrick
@mddyelrck Would you have a bite? #candleice #banff #morainelake #mountains #wanderlust #alberta #canada #canoe #paddling #ice #spring ♬ original sound – Madison Elrick