Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Peppermint Falls

Yesterday I went on a casual day excursion with a friend to Peppermint Falls in Sequoia National Forest up in the Sierra Nevada. The weather was perfect, the falls were fabulous: the exfoliating granitic domes really made the backdrop spectacular. We had intended on a little dip/swim in the pools at the bottom, but it was pretty clear that this year's snow pack turned those little pools into turbulent meat grinders. Not to mention that the water was ice cold. Instead our back up plan of reading worked out wonderfully, and we got a solid two hours of recreational reading in with the roaring of water in the background. Not a soul was where we were, not even a squirrel or a marmot... I guess that's what you get for a Tuesday!





5 comments:

Heather said...

Mouth twisted up in a jealous snarl... looks perfect.

Missy said...

The water looks so refreshing!
I can't wait to be done with these wisdom teeth so I can plan some fun!

Kilometres said...

It's so bright in those photos. Are the pools at the bottom the result of erosion?

Morral said...

I was There 2 weeks ago and also notice the high water level. Although we decided not to go in the water another camper thought other wise. Unfortunately he fell down the waterfall. We hiked all the way down and help the guy. As one of the luckiest man alive (as far as the outcome) he sufered a broken leg, swelling in his cheek and a gash on the bakc of his head. Took the rescuer about 1hr 15min to get to him. Last thing we heard was he made it. My point becarefull, its beautifull but dangerous.

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