After leaving Pine Hill Nature Preserve I paid Shades State Park itself a brief tour, descending into Devil’s Punchbowl and from there to Silver Cascades.
The Punch Bowl and the connecting canyon offered some pretty icicles.
My favorite was the frozen heron below. That’s what happens when you wait for too long.
Prospect Point has the best views, both across and down to Sugar Creek.
It will be another month before this will turn green again, but it feels like it will take a decade.