The Pine Hills Nature Preserve at Shades State Park is one of the most beautiful places of Indiana, and in deep winter even the blunt access trail acquires a certain charm.
Trees and rocks in the valley seem to be bending under the snow.
Two people had left a few footprints the days before, otherwise the landscape was as pristine as it gets.
At the backbones I was grateful to see that others had been able to cross…
From the top the trees reveal their structural beauty.
Down at the bottom the look up is mind bending.
The way back follows the creek without further risks.
And yes, there is color, too.