NY Family Stumbles Upon Incredibly Cool, Rare Natural Phenomenon While Hiking in Adirondacks

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Just off the trail they were hiking in Bushnell Falls, the Carusone family noticed a near-perfect circle of ice rotating in the water.
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They had no internet access at the time, so they didn't find out until later that the ice disk was actually a very rare natural occurrence.
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The Carusones decided to spend Thanksgiving in in the Adirondacks, even hiking miles with a turkey. Just off the trail they were hiking in Bushnell Falls, the family noticed a near-perfect circle of ice rotating in the water.
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They had no internet access at the time, so they didn't find out until later that the ice circle was actually a very rare natural occurrence. "It was amazing...honestly the best day," Laura Carusone said.
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According to the Physical Review E Journal, conditions must be very precise in order for one of these circles to form.
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The ice disks occur as a result of changing water temperatures. "I love the science of it," Carusone said. "And I love how uniquely random it is. All the right things had to be in place. And I was there."
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The family described seeing the ice circle as a magical experience. "I'm so pleased that our kids got to see it knowing how special it was," Carusone said. "I feel blessed to be a witness to nature."
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