Serving as a water highway for native Americans in years gone by, it’s frozen waters continue to provide passage way for a variety of animals as evidenced by a single track on foot prints just off the left bank.
The lowlands of the Mead Wildlife Refuge are often shrouded in an early morning ground fog such as in today’s image. The fog was not thick enough to obscure close at hand landscape features but was just enough to scatter the early morning light into a beautiful reddish glow. I could include the rising sun in the image as it’s intensity was reduced by both the fog and distant tree branches. The conditions allowing this image do not often happen and do not last but a few moments.