Thursday, July 21, 2011

After a record year for snow-pack

Yosemite has been enjoying record post-card moments with all its waterfalls gushing more than most people can ever remember seeing. The water table is at a 5-decades peak, too.

Look at the video below, and see how close to the guard-rail area the water is actually gushing, and then consider that someone crossed the railing and waded into the water about 25 feet from the Vernal waterfall there yesterday. Two would-be rescuers went in, too, and all three went over the edge. I don't think you'd have to be a rocket-surgeon to surmise that getting your feet wet here is not a good idea.

I know people aren't very smart, but sometimes it's really disappointing how not-smart they are.


drjim said...

Buh....buh...but GLOBAL WARMING is going to makes us dry up and burst into flames!

Isn't it?

Vinogirl said...

Three dead...not smart! Respect water and the mountains!

Irishdoh said...

I've been to that spot when you couldn't get within 5 feet of the end of that railing because the water was so high. The sound of that waterfall rumbles through you. People who ignore all of the warning signs and (honestly) common sense are destined to experience the harsh realities of their poor choices. As my favorite demotivator says, "Mistakes - It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others."