Fashion Your Waterfall

4 May

This past weekend I went out adventuring in Yosemite with my friend Kate.

IMGP1293

We scrambled and bushwhacked our way up from the valley floor to Ribbon Falls.  The cliffs surrounding the falls creates a natural amphitheater that makes it hard to find the falls from the valley floor if you don’t know where to look.  Perhaps for this reason Ribbon Falls in is one of the less-famous waterfalls in Yosemite Valley despite being the longest free-falling waterfall in North America.

IMGP1250

The fact that there are so many waterfalls in one place that something like this has to compete for attention simply boggles the mind.

Another cool discovery we made was frazil ice in Ribbon Creek.
IMGP1204

You can learn more about frazil ice in this video:

I also discovered that Kate is much better at bringing fashion to the wilderness than I.

IMGP1271

Kate rocked the gaiter flair by hand stitching a strip of Mexican oil cloth on them.  It looks much tidier than duct tape and Kate’s method will last longer than mine.

IMGP1273

Finally, just to prove that I can create a Wild Side outfit that won’t make Jennifer cry:

IMG_0260

~Robin

Advertisements

4 Responses to “Fashion Your Waterfall”

  1. April in Autumn May 5, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    I am obsessed with wanting to see frazil ice now. Also, I love how in the video the ranger is talking all calmly as the river starts veering toward them. “We’re going to have to be ready to move here. The Yosemite Creek and all it’s might is coming toward us.” And then he continues talking. I bet the cameraman was not as calm.

  2. Rosie May 6, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    Robin DON’T WALK ON THE SNOW!!!!!

  3. crunchy May 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Wow. Those photos are gorgeous.

  4. Jessica May 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    Love the name of your blog, and I really, really want to go to Yosemite!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s