|Oh jeez, that's not something one likes to see on a field trip...|
It turned out they were there for the cow which had escaped the nearby pasture. We helped herd the wayward bovine back inside the enclosure.
contain the huge Ferguson Slide, which collapsed into the Merced River and across Highway 140 nearly ten years ago. It's been completely covered with boulder containment nets, and they are apparently ready to start work on the rock shed that will allow future rocks to roll over the road and into the river.
|Sorry for the blur. We couldn't stop!|
So we pressed onward, farther into the valley through rocks, wind, rain and fire, just daring the elements to interrupt our geological field studies. And then we found incredible things! The storm relented for a few moments at at time and the cliffs and towers of Yosemite began to peek out from behind the clouds.