Wet Reprieve in a Dry Yosemite Summer
Valley View in mid-July. A series of welcome midsummer storms had recharged the streams and waterfalls over the past couple of weeks, getting even the ever-seasonal Ribbon Fall going again in the midst of this record drought. When the storms first came, two weeks before this, the river turned greenish-brown with mud from the rain falling on dusty ground. Thankfully, the mud didn't last, but the rains did. A welcome reprieve in the midst of this unnaturally dry year.