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  • Snow cave

    Posted by Brian Jones

    24 May 2004 – Snowcave (48k image)

    The central Highland region is cut off by snow and incredibly hard winters for at least 3 months of every year. The snow is critical to the replenishment of the all important ground water sources and a successful year is measured not so much in how much rain but in how much snow there has been.

    This was a lump of snow that had still not melted and water had carved out the inside leaving a glimering snow cave that was at odds with the seemingly desolate and dry environment outside.

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