this way she is thinking! haha
the Idwal waterfall near the bottom of the path is frozen over and covered in snow, it has been a few years since its been like this with the winters being a little warmer for last 2 years.
We are heading up the main path , Mollster is posing again , it does appear to be turning into a lovely day with loads blue sky and sun! perfect for snowy mountains.
there are some significant snow drifts the higher up we are getting, a strong wind must have driven the snow here!
whats in here then??????????????? haha
This snow bank must be at least 6-8 ft , Pen -yr -ole-wen in the background, not much snow up there!
Panorama with Pen -yr-ole -wen on the left and Tryfan over to the right. View larger HERE
The Glyders with the Devils Kitchen curving around Cym Idwal with the outfall , which flows all the way down the waterfalls towards Ogwen and then down Nant Francon valley.
A Superb view across the partly frozen lake , Mol is looking puzzled why I'm shouting at her to move! always getting in the way aren't you Mollster?
That's better , she got out of the way
a simply Stunning view
heading around the right hand side of Cym Idwal there are great snowdrifts with flowing patterns where the wind has blown the snow
Molly is enjoying digging haha , must be something down there that smells nice
Yes the snow is Deep Mol!
as we come to the lakes frozen edge , there are strange ice sculptures rising out of the snow!
continuing around the lake to start climbing a bit higher, the views will open out but not sure how high we will be able to climb today.
the ice sculptures make a good wavy lead in to this image looking at Pen-yr -ole-wen
yip! shes at it again, bless her :D She must know that her picture is being taken.
the trip continues in part 3