Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Garrapata hike challenges half domers

Uncle William and Aunt Margaret put WNMR and Emily through a quite strenuous hike featuring an 1800 foot elevation gain. The views were fantastic, and everybody enjoyed a quick lunch of cheese and crackers near the top. W, as usual occupied himself with geocaching (Bohemian Rhapsody). Copious lizards underfoot and intense concentrations of wildflowers contributed to a generally heightened and impressionistic sense of reality. A quick descent followed, necessitated by a rendezvous deadline with cousin Stella at her junior lifeguard duties.

Aerial view of Garrapata hike

Topo view of same hike (click on photo for larger view). Density of contour lines is intense!

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