Friday's forecast was for sun and a high in the low 50s so I decided to take advantage of the good weather (before winter returned over the weekend). I decided to drive up the North Cascades Highway to its winter closure point near Diablo Lake. 1. Skagit River and Eldorado Mountain from Milepost 100. 2. Diablo Lake Island from the overlook area. 3. Mount Rose 4. From the overlook, I started to experiment with a new purchase: some Cokin P series ND Grad filters. Here's a stacked 0.6 + 0.9 ND soft edge along with a circular Polarizer. I was pleased at the time I took it but now I'm kinda put off by the purple-ish tint that's present in the sky. 5. Harsh mid-day light limited my options but I soon found interest in the many icicles from snowmelt found in the sheltered areas along the highway... 6. Ice bouquet 7. 8. I really liked the contrast between the color of the ice and the greens from the moss.. 9. Thanks for looking..