Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I got up early Monday morning and drove to Yosemite Valley, hoping for snow, mist, and clouds. Cold temperatures inhibited mist development, but there was half an inch of fresh snow, just enough to outline every tree. I made this image of alder branches overhanging the Merced River near the "new" Horsetail Fall view along Southside Drive.

Speaking of Horsetail, I didn't see much water in it. Since the cold temperatures slowed melting, that was no surprise. But there was little snow on top of El Capitan, Horsetail's source, which does not bode well for next month. We received lots of precipitation last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, but the snow level was too high, and most of that precipitation fell as rain on El Cap's summit. The "storm" Sunday was weak, and added at most a few inches to the snowpack. So we need a good snowstorm or two in the next couple of weeks. Nothing in the forecast so far...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michael

    I had the same idea as you and travelled up from LA.
    I didn't get to the park until midday. But we did get some cloud late afternoon.
    Duncan .
    I have realy enjoyed reading your blog and viewing your pictures


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