Thursday, March 28, 2013

Craaaaaaazzzyyyyy lady

yesterday we were in yosemite. some roads are still closed due to snow, and not all trails are open either. still, it was rather crowded, so i can imagine that in summer its crazy here. im happy we went now! we hiked up to the vernal falls, then a little further up even for really breathtaking views, and down again. above we are on top of the vernal falls. to the right is the water falling down with immense force some 317 feet. and as you see, some absolute moron decided to walk along the wrong side of the trail, she is standing at the absolute edge of the falls, taking pictures. we saw her coming and assumed she would turn around and get to the right side of the fence. but she just went on and on. and then even further, as you can see here. at this point i didnt dare telling her she had to get away from there as i was afraid to somehow startle her and she would loose balance or whatever. so the few people watching her were just staring at her in total silence, all shocked, holding their breath. after she had taken her photos, she returned, smiling. saying "ooh, that was a little scary". really, i cannot understand why people put themselves in such danger!! it was so slippery there, and i am sure her pictures were not better because she was on the other side of the fence, nor her view.... 
anyways. nature was stunning there, and my pictures a little disappointing. i yet have to look at tims, and perhaps another time show you more! in the meantime you can watch this video about climbing half dome... we only admired it from a distance. it is still impossible to climb half dome, as it is still closed for the season. anyways, im not sure i would dare to undertake that climb. not only because its so high up and takes about 12 hours roun trip, but also because of idiots like the lady here that could screw it all up for you...

6 comments:

Andy said...

Fantastic photo with a great view and one dummy.

Ali Crehan said...

I'm with Andy!

Wayne said...

Every year there are dozens of stories of tourists doing something they shouldn't that don't end so happily.

biebkriebels said...

What a stupid woman, how crazy can you be. And you are worried in sted of her! But Yosmite is beautiful.

Kay said...

A couple of guys were killed at Yosemite a year or two ago doing something just like that.

Stefan Jansson said...

That really is a bad move.