Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Black Mountain Walrus

The Jackson NH Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Snow Sculpting event at Black Mountain. Last weekend, Andy Moerlein and I went up to make sculptures in the snow along with 15 other teams. Each team starts with a block of snow, 8 ft tall, 4 ft diameter, and 48 h to sculpt. We decided to create the Black Mountain Walrus this year. Check out the photos and myth below.

Black Mountain Walrus, 8 ft, snow 2013
Photo Credit: Keith Trexler 2013.

The Black Mountain Walrus
Fleeing melting ice in search of a sub zero landscape, the Black Mountain Walrus has brought her child to the ski slopes above Jackson NH. Seeking the familiar temperatures of the deep arctic, she was drawn to this frosty frontier.  Mother Walrus has known a lifetime of ice and frigid wind and has settled into Jackson like a second home.

Black Mountain Walrus, 8 ft, snow sculpture 2013
Photo credit: The Myth Makers

Andy Moerlein & Donna Dodson

The Myth Makers: Andy Moerlein and Donna Dodson
Photo Credit: Keith Trexler 2013.

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