A few years ago I was driving home (at that time in MD) from visiting family in Ohio, and I decided to visit my favorite Maryland destination for photography, Swallow Falls. It was winter time (March, I believe), and I wanted to see what the forest would look like then, since I'd never been there in the winter. I walked to the top of Swallow Falls, and to my great surprise, two kayakers were making their way to the falls. I watched and photographed as they made their way over the falls. What surprised me was not that they braved the falls. What surprised me is that they were doing this when it was very cold outside. On the photograph above, notice the ice cycles on the rocks behind the kayaker. Crazy! I'm still a little jealous.