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January 27, 2011 2:44 AM   Subscribe

Frazil Ice in Yosemite Creek (SLYT)
posted by Aizkolari (45 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, that video has turned me into a frazil nut. Thanks.
posted by e.e. coli at 2:50 AM on January 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


The world is, indeed, an interesting place.

thanks..
posted by HuronBob at 2:52 AM on January 27, 2011


*files "Frazil" under his list of future D&D character names*
posted by NMcCoy at 2:54 AM on January 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


'Giant Slurpee machine' sounds just about right, based on the way it seems to act, especially with the liquid draining away after ice accumulation.
posted by cobaltnine at 3:00 AM on January 27, 2011


Way cool thing to learn about this post blizzard Russian fairy tale morning in NYC.
posted by nickyskye at 3:16 AM on January 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, thanks for posting this; I've just been watching some of the other Yosemite Nature Notes videos and they're all pretty awesome.
posted by hot soup girl at 3:27 AM on January 27, 2011


Slush, slush, a whole lot of deadly slush all over the place, blah, blah, blah. That's all well and good and neat and fascinating.

But then they go on to just briefly mention in passing that the falls look like they're on fire during the month of February? WHAT???
posted by Sys Rq at 3:31 AM on January 27, 2011


The falls look like they're on fire because of the way that the light shines through them. The sun has to be at a specific angle. I think there might have been a FPP about it at some point.

That video was amazing. Thanks for posting it.
posted by Solomon at 3:45 AM on January 27, 2011


Bit more info on the waterfall they mentioned. It's not this.
posted by Solomon at 3:46 AM on January 27, 2011


Also a video. I will shut up now.
posted by Solomon at 3:49 AM on January 27, 2011


That was really cool.
posted by From Bklyn at 3:56 AM on January 27, 2011


Loch Ness monster at 2:37
posted by doublehappy at 3:58 AM on January 27, 2011


Very cool indeed. Got me thinking about what kind of unique geological events are happening elsewhere in the solar system and how difficult it could be for us to discover them.

And then I noticed that many of the related videos on youtube were about farting politicians.
posted by ursus_comiter at 4:00 AM on January 27, 2011


So, would harvesting, packaging, and shipping this qualify as gourmet ice?
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:20 AM on January 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Note to self: travel to Yosemite with kids in two months.

Thanks for the post! Very cool.
posted by math at 4:54 AM on January 27, 2011


Nature, fuck yeah!

Nanukthedog. Please do not give anybody ideas!
posted by _Lasar at 4:55 AM on January 27, 2011


Why don't they add flavoring and coloring and then sell that stuff? National debt SOLVED!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 5:01 AM on January 27, 2011


This is brilliant. Thank you!
posted by perilous at 5:06 AM on January 27, 2011


Why did you skip the first fifteen seconds? THERE WAS AN OWL IN THERE.
posted by Gator at 5:26 AM on January 27, 2011


Saw this before my morning caffeine and read the fpp as "Brazil Ice in Yosemite Creek". Which, you have to admit, seems unllkely. I was all set to snark or gawk in amazement.

But, you know, this is cool too.
posted by misha at 6:45 AM on January 27, 2011


Very Cool.

I am not sure how poorly faked clips of Hillary and Obama farting are related videos though.
posted by srboisvert at 7:14 AM on January 27, 2011


"Come to Yosemite in the winter! Please? Pretty Please? Only suckers come in warm weather you know. "
posted by yeti at 7:23 AM on January 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


> "Come to Yosemite in the winter! Please? Pretty Please? Only suckers come in warm weather you know. "

I just might, actually. I love Yosemite but damn if the crowds of noisy people who only look at something long enough to snap a picture don't make it much less fun.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:46 AM on January 27, 2011


Brrrrrrrrrrr.
posted by warbaby at 7:47 AM on January 27, 2011


Awesome. Befraziling.
posted by googly at 8:01 AM on January 27, 2011


I really enjoyed this. It does behave like lava!

As a cross-country skier, I can attest that the forest draped in snow has an almost other-worldly beauty, and ALL seasons, even mud season, have their charms provided one is equipped/dressed appropriately.

I hate crowds, though, so don't want to encourage folks too much.
posted by kinnakeet at 8:03 AM on January 27, 2011


Very cool.
posted by OmieWise at 8:36 AM on January 27, 2011


I think my favorite part of this video (aside from the amazing phenomenon itself, which: amazing!) is the obvious affection the rangers have for the park. It really comes through, that they love being out there and showing people this stuff SO MUCH that they jumped through a million godawful bureaucratic hoops to get that job, in that location.
posted by pts at 8:50 AM on January 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


8 year old me is going to very, very late for school again, my snow pants soaking wet and my rubber boots filled with slush, my little poking stick still frozen to my stiff cristy mitten.
posted by CynicalKnight at 8:53 AM on January 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am not sure how poorly faked clips of Hillary and Obama farting are related videos though.

Sounds like the Islamo-fascist Socialists have got another poor sucker duped. What next, are you going to be wondering how contrails and autism are related too? Wake up sheeple!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:00 AM on January 27, 2011


That was beautiful and creepy, stunning and scary.
posted by TooFewShoes at 10:28 AM on January 27, 2011


Entirely made of syrup. Make it happen.
posted by organic at 10:46 AM on January 27, 2011


So when there's a stream of molten lava with chunks of more solid material being carried along, is that "Frazil Rock?"
posted by milkfish at 11:59 AM on January 27, 2011


I remember Frazil Rock. I think it was popular in the 70s.
posted by kinnakeet at 12:07 PM on January 27, 2011


Awesome link. I will be booking a cabin and bringing a raft.
posted by benzenedream at 12:20 PM on January 27, 2011


Thanks for the link! I love to watch new videos showing how strange water can be every once in a while. That's amazing. I hope I'll see some new ones at a steady pace in the future.
posted by Fillus at 1:09 PM on January 27, 2011


That was 7:40 well spent.
posted by Iron Rat at 2:13 PM on January 27, 2011


> I think my favorite part of this video (aside from the amazing phenomenon itself, which: amazing!) is the obvious affection the rangers have for the park.

Totally; there are fourteen videos in the series, each one featuring a different set of knowledgable, philosophical, and patently personally invested rangers. It's delightful.
posted by hot soup girl at 2:55 PM on January 27, 2011


They also have this in Brooklyn on the uncleared street corners...
posted by melissam at 4:08 PM on January 27, 2011


Frazilliant!
posted by bwg at 5:04 PM on January 27, 2011


So, would harvesting, packaging, and shipping this qualify as gourmet ice?

Being that it's illegal to remove so much as a pine cone from Yosemite, I don't think there's much risk. I guess in that case it would *have* to be gourmet, or some other word reflecting its black-market status.

Thanks for this video, I'm gonna have to watch them all!
posted by rhizome at 5:33 PM on January 27, 2011


So, would harvesting, packaging, and shipping this qualify as gourmet ice?

"Giardia Glacial Gourmet Ice" has a nice ring to it.
posted by benzenedream at 6:22 PM on January 27, 2011


Solomon: I think you meant to say this is the falls they mention.
posted by Manjusri at 9:27 PM on January 27, 2011


"Giardia Glacial Gourmet Ice" has a nice ring to it.

She's such a big Food Network StarTM, do you really think she'd agree to have her name on it?!?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 4:36 AM on January 28, 2011


Incidentally, "frazil" is just "lizarf" spelled backwards.
posted by NMcCoy at 9:34 AM on January 28, 2011


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