Part One, First Half of the Day
We saw so many interesting possibilities on Saturday that we decided to return Tuesday. We were captivated with the frozen Dana branch of the Tuolumne River so that was our first destination. I was fascinated with how the river froze in the form of flowing water, as if time was standing still.
David is trying to keep from sliding backwards on the downstream slope as he photographs.
These frozen ripples were delightfully fun! They gave the illusion of the water moving.
This was a great vantage point to look downstream at the beauty of the solid stream.
11:00 am We were frozen to the core when we finished photographing the solid stream. We returned to this pullout where we’d shot the full moon on Saturday. I wanted to sit in the sun while we had hot tea and a granola bar. We are almost to the Tioga Pass gate. Note how there’s no snow on the mountains. The Mono winds that came through a month ago downed so many huge old trees between here and the gate.
Noon. David and a frozen waterfall.