Alpine Stream, Cascade Mountains

“Coming near the edge of the snowfield I find running water close to the surface, visible among the rocks.  I stop to drink.  The water is bitterly, brilliantly cold with particles of glacier silt — utterly delicious.”
— Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Small stream running through snowfields in subalpine meadow, Mount Daniel in background, Wenatchee Mountains, central Washington Cascade Mountains (Brad Mitchell)

Stream cutting through snowfield, Mount Daniel in background, Cascade Mountains, Washington State

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