As the days get longer and warmer, its easy to forget that winter was only a few weeks ago. Seriously, this was a winter that one will not soon forget with the polar vortex and the larger than life energy bills. One great discovery I made this past winter season was the ice castles “grown” at Loon Mountain ski resort in Loon, NH up the White Mountains.
These castles have become an annual event and they are painstakingly grown all season through the use of an icicle farm and drips of water from irragation tubes. It icicles are grown over night and then attached to the ever growning stucture of the ice castle. Sprayers and drippers provide a slow mist of water that freezes to the “seed” icicles and get bigger and bigger to the point that caves and tunnels are formed.