Sunday, January 15, 2012

a frozen lake is magic

 Went here today...

 Tenaya Lake, Yosemite NP

 Traversed this...

And despite the terrifying CRACK! (echo echo echo) and POP! (echo echo echo)
that I felt sure meant my imminent descent to FREEZING black watery death,
I made it to the far end of the lake where Bear said the ice was see-through.

That's where I saw this.

pretty sure that's magic.



  1. pretty sure that's magic

    Yeah, I'm with you. That's exquisite.

  2. Yep-that is!
    Sometimes a trip through scary scary is really worth it.

  3. good thing you made it all the way you could SEE that magic...and pass it around! love it!!!

  4. =) Yes, recently someone related a story including what their snowboarding coach kept shouting to them:

    Be brave! Be patient! Be brave! Be patient!

    I think that's reallllly good advice MOST of the time.

    V. glad I was (CA girl unused to CRACKPOPCRACK of lake ice) brave (ish). =) Richly rewarded, as usual. xo

  5. I don't know what to say about that last picture. It's just too good.

  6. Very beautiful pictures. I love that cracking sound that icy lakes make, but only from the shore.


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