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Upper Yosemite Falls
    #8804104 - 08/21/08 05:04 AM (9 years, 9 months ago)

A few decades ago, my best bud and I headed out to Yosemite for a weekend of hiking and camping.

We decided to hike to Upper Yosemite Falls. It was a hot day and it took over three hours to make the 3000+ foot switchback ascent. Good thing we brought plenty of water (about 3 gallons apiece) as we drank it all and were still thirsty.

At the top we enjoyed the view then started to head inland. There was a small, but rapid stream feeding the pool at the top of the cliffs. We were several hundred feet inland from the edge of the falls when we saw a college-age girl crossing the stream. It was only about 2.5 to 3 foot deep and not that difficult to ford. The young lady slipped on a mossy rock and fell on her backpack which acted as a float.

She was helpless as the stream carried her down. My buddy and I quickly dropped our packs and sprinted towards her, but rocks, tree roots and the speed of the gushing, but innocuous looking stream, kept us just out of reach.

She said nothing, but glanced at us with a mixture of terror and hope as she splashed around trying to grab a hold of a tree root or boulder. There was nothing.

I will never forget how she looked right at me with eyes big as saucers as she was swept around the bend into the pool feeding the falls. She quietly and simply said, "Oh, no!" as she was swirled around  the whirlpool a few times before being whisked off to oblivion on the ultimate thrill ride. :sad:


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8804119 - 08/21/08 05:13 AM (9 years, 9 months ago)

intense story.  I have been to Yosemite once, tis a beautiful place :peace:


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8804491 - 08/21/08 10:23 AM (9 years, 9 months ago)

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A few decades ago, my best bud and I headed out to Yosemite for a weekend of hiking and camping.

We decided to hike to Upper Yosemite Falls. It was a hot day and it took over three hours to make the 3000+ foot switchback ascent. Good thing we brought plenty of water (about 3 gallons apiece) as we drank it all and were still thirsty.

At the top we enjoyed the view then started to head inland. There was a small, but rapid stream feeding the pool at the top of the cliffs. We were several hundred feet inland from the edge of the falls when we saw a college-age girl crossing the stream. It was only about 2.5 to 3 foot deep and not that difficult to ford. The young lady slipped on a mossy rock and fell on her backpack which acted as a float.

She was helpless as the stream carried her down. My buddy and I quickly dropped our packs and sprinted towards her, but rocks, tree roots and the speed of the gushing, but innocuous looking stream, kept us just out of reach.

She said nothing, but glanced at us with a mixture of terror and hope as she splashed around trying to grab a hold of a tree root or boulder. There was nothing.

I will never forget how she looked right at me with eyes big as saucers as she was swept around the bend into the pool feeding the falls. She quietly and simply said, "Oh, no!" as she was swirled around  the whirlpool a few times before being whisked off to oblivion on the ultimate thrill ride. :sad:




Great alibi,:thumbup: where you guys ever charged with the murder?


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8805002 - 08/21/08 12:27 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

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OrgoneConclusion said:
A few decades ago, my best bud and I headed out to Yosemite for a weekend of hiking and camping.

We decided to hike to Upper Yosemite Falls. It was a hot day and it took over three hours to make the 3000+ foot switchback ascent. Good thing we brought plenty of water (about 3 gallons apiece) as we drank it all and were still thirsty.

At the top we enjoyed the view then started to head inland. There was a small, but rapid stream feeding the pool at the top of the cliffs. We were several hundred feet inland from the edge of the falls when we saw a college-age girl crossing the stream. It was only about 2.5 to 3 foot deep and not that difficult to ford. The young lady slipped on a mossy rock and fell on her backpack which acted as a float.

She was helpless as the stream carried her down. My buddy and I quickly dropped our packs and sprinted towards her, but rocks, tree roots and the speed of the gushing, but innocuous looking stream, kept us just out of reach.

She said nothing, but glanced at us with a mixture of terror and hope as she splashed around trying to grab a hold of a tree root or boulder. There was nothing.

I will never forget how she looked right at me with eyes big as saucers as she was swept around the bend into the pool feeding the falls. She quietly and simply said, "Oh, no!" as she was swirled around  the whirlpool a few times before being whisked off to oblivion on the ultimate thrill ride. :sad:




Is this a true story?

I love the top of Yosemite Falls, I've jumped the guard rail, sat next to the edge and lit one up.


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: Middleman]
    #8805412 - 08/21/08 02:07 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

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Is this a true story?





If you walk near the stream today, there are warning signs because of that tragedy.


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls *DELETED* [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8805449 - 08/21/08 02:15 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #8807648 - 08/21/08 09:43 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

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OrgoneConclusion said:
A few decades ago, my best bud and I headed out to Yosemite for a weekend of hiking and camping.




Quote:

LunarEclipse said:
By Joe Robinson
August 30, 2005 in print edition F-3
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It’s been a particularly hazardous year at Yosemite, with five accidental deaths so far.




Prolly~ not the same incident.... 


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: PhanTomCat]
    #8807776 - 08/21/08 10:05 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

You win the 'Math Wizard of the Month Award'! :trophy:


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8807790 - 08/21/08 10:07 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

great story, but.........what are the philosophical implications?


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: demiu5]
    #8807811 - 08/21/08 10:12 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

Now I cannot even go near a stream nor view a... ARRRRGGGGHHHHH! YOUR AVATAR! THE HORROR! THE HORROR! MAKE IT STOP! I TRIED TO SAVE HER! I DID, I DID!


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8807843 - 08/21/08 10:16 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

beautiful falls at the base of mt. mitchell, a little off the beaten path.  derx, his girlfriend, and i went up into them and vaped some dmt


so really, are you making a poor commentary about her bravery and acceptance of death?  or maybe her foolishness in not trying harder?  or maybe that despite how hard she fought, there was no chance for her survival?


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8807849 - 08/21/08 10:17 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

Good that you can joke about it. :lol:


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as I’ll be with contemplation and study—
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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: demiu5]
    #8807987 - 08/21/08 10:44 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

Keep going - you almost have it!


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8808004 - 08/21/08 10:48 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

how can i have it if you, the topic-maker, don't have it?


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8808015 - 08/21/08 10:51 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

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You win the 'Math Wizard of the Month Award'! :trophy:




That, or this comment is a diversion tactic....  :sherlock:

Will you, have you, or have you not ever used a time machine....
Keeping in mind future and past time machines that may or may not apply....  :waits:


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: demiu5]
    #8810423 - 08/22/08 12:36 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

humans are so cute when they frown at smokers, picture takers on mountain tops, electric fence pissers and other rule breakers


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: Lakefingers]
    #8810483 - 08/22/08 12:49 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

I once swam right after eating. :yesnod:


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #8812414 - 08/22/08 07:52 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

When she went over the edge, did she yell out "YOSEMMMMMITTTTTYYYYYYYYY"....?

:tongue:


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: PhanTomCat]
    #8812417 - 08/22/08 07:53 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

Moderator attempt at humor.:thumbup:


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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls [Re: Icelander]
    #8812431 - 08/22/08 07:55 PM (9 years, 9 months ago)

That was the best one I've read all month actually. :lol:


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