It was almost 10 years ago that I experience my first Sierra Drought. I was use deep snow starting and October November and the snow bunnies where having a great getting powder days. But Ten years ago a new natural phenomena extreme cold and dry perception. If you had Ice skates in your bag of toys you wghere going to have a good time. The alpine lakes all froze enough to scrape on those skates and get some wild ice. for an LA dude this was exciting and a bit scary. as the ice would shift and crack. there was an echo that sounds like whales communicating. Once your nerves settle and felt your skates glide alone the black ice you felt like you where walking on life. I have included a video but I probably should have left some natural sounds in the video. hope you enjoy.
Ice Skating Yosemite’s Tenaya Lake almost year Years ago.