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    Good job, you two! A 2780ft elevation gain in 3.2 miles --- that's a 16% grade. So yeah fairly steep. I could see how you'd definitely be feeling that today. Views from the top are worth it, eh? Very pretty.
    when you put it that way, it seems even more crazy!!!

    pics here

    so the flatiron is stub with the rounded corner towards the right.



    we started about 9:30 in the morning.



    early on the way up is this little area. i had no concept of how much further we had to go. i could not conceive the path to the top.



    the slick rock area was killer. there was a waterfall to the left, but no water. going down this made me with for a snowboard and some snow. there was some sliding lol.





    i thought going up that would be like almost there. again, no concept of how far. if it weren't my friend constantly lying and telling me we were close, i'd probably never have made it. this is nowhere near close in effort.



    but then it got crazy rocky. this was when i seriously said i would quit, but they all convinced me to take a break. so i ate a granola bar. about when we started walking, it rained for a minute, then stopped.



    ROCKS



    and after countless rocks. after countless motivational speeches from my friend, mark and i made it!











    but then, we had to get down.



    climbing down those rocks was not easy. when i get momentum like that, i just keep going. we all got separated.





    we all met up at this spot. i tried to look for mark. thanks for wearing yellow





    the struggle down was long, but we all eventually made it to the parking lot. i can't believe it. every time i looked back up, i was awestruck. still cannot believe we did that.
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    Awesome write up. Thanks again for the invite. Sunday and Monday I was very sore but today i'm starting to be able to move a bit more fluid. I enjoyed the hell out of that adventure and it totally motivated me to continue with getting healthy. If your friends weren't so motivating, I was definitely ready to turn around several times. I never would have though the hike down would have been so difficult either. It was a great experience all around. Thanks for driving, sandwich/snack sharing and having great friends who looked out for us. I can look at these pictures all day.

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    Great pics!

    And yeah, on a very steep trail, down can definitely be just as tough as up. It can make it seem so much longer.
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    Sedona is beautiful.











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    ^ I love Sedona.

    Took this about 10 minutes ago with my phone:

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    OOOOOHHHHH! AWESOME!
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    Kitty!! Very cool.

    Bobcat or lynx? Since I can't see the tail, I'm not certain if it's a bobcat.
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    Assuming it's a bobcat? Don't see tufts on the ears.
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    Yeah, it's a bobert.

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    Ahahahaha.

    Seriously, how lucky were you to see a bobcat and snap a pic. And in the middle of the day, no less.
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    Yeah, there's a window right next to the tv. Caught my eye. I see desert creatures pretty frequently.

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    I've never been a "nature" kind of person, but I think I just became one.

    My friend and I went on a hike in the Appalachian Mountains in VA - specifically, the White Oaks Falls trail off of the Blue Ridge Parkway (Skyline Dr). The trail is about 4.5 miles long, with a waterfall halfway though. It was a cloudy and drizzly day which put the clouds very low; we were literally walking through the clouds. It was complete fog and mist (and a few deer!), resulting in one of the most hauntingly beautiful and surreal experiences I've had with nature.

    Here are some photos. I wish I had a better camera to do it justice:

    This is what our visibility was like driving through the mountain (taken at about 3pm in the afternoon):


    These are from the hike itself:












    deer!


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    Beautiful.

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    That looks beautiful, but spooky too.

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    So that solar eclipse yesterday was sort of nothing. It got dim for a while, then the sun set.
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    Izzy and I made a box pinhole camera with a special filter and were able to see it pretty well without hurting our eyes. She thought it was neato. I think she enjoyed making the camera more than anything else.

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    East coast and Capoeira, how were you previously not a nature person? Aren't you only allowed to do Capoeira on the beach? I kid.

    I miss that kind of thing about the east coast. Great pictures, love it!

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    That looks like a really lovely hike, betao. The Blue Ridge is beautiful.


    We went up to a viewpoint on Palomar to view the eclipse, prepared with our eclipse glasses. That was the first time we'd ever used some; we'd always done the tried-and-true pinhole trick before. Best $2 investment ever. We had a great time --- we love geeking out on stuff like this. The couple next to us brought two telescopes (one equipped with a camera) so we got to see high res as well. They'll email us the images they shot, but here's one that 1litro took near the peak (83% here in SD), holding the eclipse glasses over his camera lens:



    At least in the mountains, the temps dropped noticeably before and during the peak, and then warmed up quickly once the light started building again.
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    i know i'm late, but beautiful pics betao & HTD

    sorry the pics are so huge, i'll see what i can do to fix that. i just got back from sedona. had a blast. went to montezuma's well, chapel of the holy cross, the airport vortex, and oak creek to collect natural spring water (so tasty).

    montezuma's well

    not technically in sedona, but not far away. it's essentially a large, limestone sink hole. inside the well are native dwellings from like 700ish years ago. you can walk down to the bottom of the well on a short trail and visit a native birthing area where natives still perform ceremonies today. the water from the well (which is gross) passes through the mountain into an irrigation canal and the creek. the canal was created by the natives and improved upon by modern civilization. there was silica in the water so my friends were excited to get some, though there was some debate about arsenic i don't care to rehash lol.













    the chapel of the holy cross

    from what i was told by a local, the vision was for this church to be non-denominational. a place for all religions to worship. he said there was something about an alien sighting involved, but there's no record of that of COURSE. damn the man. anyway, the catholic church ended up building the chapel. it's small and simple, but beautiful. the surrounding area is gorgeous.







    check out this zillionaire who ruined everyone else's view











    the airport vortex

    for a native arizonian, it's pathetic how few times i've visited sedona. so i'd never been to a vortex. i'm extremely ill so i was desperate to check one out. we went to the airport vortex. not a great name, but it's by the airport. we saw some cool prop planes. wasn't a long hike. there are multiple vortexes in sedona. for more info, check out this site. it's basically a vortex of energy. i've been told some are magnetic and some are electrical. i'm normally not the type of person to go for this stuff, but again i'm sick and am trying to tap into my very small, but nature-loving spiritual side. i'm probably reaching, but here's my experience:

    we brought up sandwiches and had lunch up there. it was really pretty and peaceful. there was just enough wind to keep things cool. my friend had the great idea of coming back to do midnight yoga. i hadn't been feeling well, but i started to feel better after hanging out there. i even did a cartwheel. at one point, i stood up to stand and stare. when i walked to the spot i wanted to stand. i closed my eyes & took a deep breath in.

    at art school, we would do lots of breathing exercises and things like guided meditation. one of the exercises was to breath in positive energy and release negative energy from different parts of your body and to visualize a colour for each type of energy. my positive colour is orange and my negative colour is purple. to this day i still do these exercises when trying to relax.

    anyway, when i breathed in i felt a rush of warm, orange energy rush upwards through my body. and that was it. who knows if it had anything to do with the vortex or if i'm just a sick person reaching for help, but it was kinda cool. probably no need for surgery now, right guys?! =P





    i accidentally left my camera on panorama mode:





    oak creek: harding spring

    the last stop on the way home was the purpose for our trip; to collect natural springs water. phoenicians may cringe at the thought, given all the bacteria found at slide rock. but this is upstream. i'll be honest in that i don't know about how water is produced, but it comes out of two faucets and is drinkable. the natives believe the water has healing powers. we met a few who were washing their hair in the water and then braiding it. the taste is refreshing. i'm no water snob, but i'm so sick of my brita filter. this was heaven. i got two 5-gallon jugs. i can maybe fill-up on my way to lake powell in the future.

    it's located off the 89a right off the road next to the pine flat campgrounds. harding spring. so tasty.



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    That is so cool. I hope it helps.

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    Oh, that sounds like a wonderful trip, Ivy. A place that beautiful, that is so uplifting to the soul, can only be beneficial to the body, too... right? I do hope it brought you all the benefits you hoped for.
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    I love the desert. I've seen solitary bobcats, but never in a big group like this.

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    wow, my aunt and uncle had one in their backyard in marana, but not a group!
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    Yeah, I would to see a family of them.

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    Last week a bobcat and her two kittens were filmed wandering around a community in Calgary. Pretty rare sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gribbz View Post


    I love the desert. I've seen solitary bobcats, but never in a big group like this.
    It looks like an underground fight club.

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    I don't understand at all. Why would somebody do this?

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,6886011.story

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    fucking assholes
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    Is there a market for this stuff? Was it just to be mean? I really don't get it.

    I should have put this in my Help me understand thread.

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    There probably is a market for it
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