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beginning the 2.5 hour controlled-fall back down.
the faithful vibrams served me quite well, enhancing agility and making me wonder, "whose hands are those??" every time i looked down.
after 4.5 hours (including lots of short breaks), we finally arrive at the top.
we four adventurers, backs drenched with sweat, bravely committing to reaching the top, and naively planning to hike Half Dome on our next visit.
Paul has allergies.
standing this close, it sounds like a thunderstorm.
an indigenous caveman, coming out of hibernation, was blinded by the light, and refused to answer any questions about the paleolithic markings found earlier on the journey.
much of the trail ranneth over.
the weather was fickle.
this is a scale model we built from twigs and other debris, based on the view from one of the switchbacks on the trail up to the Falls.
the hunter-gatherer's efforts were not wasted. the tribe ate well that evening.
these paleolithic markings were discovered in 2011 by a group of traveling circus performers, who found them quite amusing. they decided to base their next show on the nearly pre-historical tale of a fire-maker, a hunter-gatherer, and a shaman.
admit it... cliche, but still cool.
her idea. i see where it came from... i felt like a little kid again, walking around barefoot in the mud, and climbing things i shouldn't be. =)
doubled overlay effect.
silhouettes are fun. she said her bangs look weird, but i like the pic alot better with them.
NOT easy... especially since all the exercise i get is walking to and from classes / meals.
convergence, or something...
she steals my shades. it's kind of a ritual.
i like high places.
partial 'graphic pen' filter.
=) i walked past it a few steps, then stopped and backtracked as my twisted mind considered what kind of fun i might have with such a sign.
originally 'no dumping drains to bay'.
(more contrast... took out a door and a green umbrella thingy)
('cutout' texture... also removed the bathroom sign)
the bottom bunk: my ninja cave.
silhouettes are neat.
don't try this at home.
some kind of agent... or something...
his cubicle, mirror-view.
kind of scary, huh?
bio-chem majors = evil.