August 30th, 2017

This is where I was recently

Not bad, eh?

I was also here:

Note the piece of rainbow.

26 Responses to “This is where I was recently”

  1. Mrs Whatsit Says:

    Stunning!

  2. parker Says:

    Wow!

  3. om Says:

    Yosemite Falls?

  4. Ken Mitchell Says:

    Didn’t realize you were going to be in the area! 🙂

  5. miklos000rosza Says:

    I look back at the summer I spent hitchhiking up and down the Oregon coast, when I was 17, camping out in the woods or on the beach, in the company of my best friend, how easy that all seemed, how in effect I thought it would go on forever.

    Or if not literally “go on forever,” that such experience would be accessible at any time, to be repeated any number of times.

    Which of course it was not.

  6. TommyJay Says:

    Just below the top edge of that cliff, there is a 1 foot wide ledge that you can walk out on. It has an old iron pipe railing that is attached to the face of the cliff.

    Many years ago I walked part of the way out on to it and you can look straight down the entirety of the main cliff. Extremely scary. That’s when I questioned my sanity and went back to safety as fast as possible.

  7. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Your safe place?
    Nice.

  8. Mike K Says:

    It looks like Yosemite but I thought you were eastern.

  9. neo-neocon Says:

    Mike K:

    It’s Yosemite and then King’s Canyon.

    I am Eastern, but I am capable of some mobility.

  10. Oldflyer Says:

    California is a wonderful creation of nature; and it is such a shame that it has been so abused.

    Neo, my grandson is a whitewater rafting guide on the Toulomne River, among others in the area your are visiting. If you want an adventure I will give you his particulars.

  11. AesopFan Says:

    I was thinking maybe Paradise Falls.

  12. John Guilfoyle Says:

    “I am capable of some mobility”

    AND you certainly have a great ability to delight in beauty & appreciate simple pleasures…glad you have a life filled with more than blogging.

    My hat is tipped.

  13. arfldgrs Says:

    At the base of every rainbow is an orgy of pride…

  14. charles Says:

    ok, so now you’ve caused me to add another place to my “bucket list” of places to see!

    Beautiful!

  15. kevino Says:

    Very nice. Hope you had a nice trip.

  16. neo-neocon Says:

    Charles, et al:

    I took the second photo at this place. Well worth visiting.

  17. Rufus Firefly Says:

    neo-neocon, pardon my presumptiveness, but this,

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/450996/penn-law-school-amy-wax-open-letter-condemns-wax-bourgeois-values-op-ed

    seems right in your wheelhouse. It would be great to hear your take on it.

  18. vanderleun Says:

    Okay, enough about the beauties of nature. What’s going on in your seething cranium today?

  19. n.n Says:

    At the base of every rainbow is an orgy of pride…

    Also the rarefied white remains, and, noticeably, no black or brown. Another symbol that was intentionally and with foresight adopted by a leftist faction. that complements the mainstream lefts’ progressive adaptation of individual and institutional color diversity schemes (i.e. denial of individual dignity, including racism).

  20. neo-neocon Says:

    Rufus Firefly:

    Thanks for the suggestion. But on reading the article, it makes pretty much the same points I would be making, so I wouldn’t have much to add to it.

  21. Rufus Firefly Says:

    Glad to hear that. Sometimes it’s nice to have confirmation I’m not going insane.

    Kudos to Professor Amy Wax. A courageous American.

  22. om Says:

    Sure looks like Yosemite Falls to my eye.

    http://halfdome.net/moviefiles/yosfalls/2017/falls_2017_08_30.mp4

  23. Yancey Ward Says:

    I took a photograph of the falls from almost the exact same point 12 years ago, and almost the same time of year.

  24. David Says:

    “TommyJay Says:

    August 30th, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Just below the top edge of that cliff, there is a 1 foot wide ledge that you can walk out on. It has an old iron pipe railing that is attached to the face of the cliff.

    Many years ago I walked part of the way out on to it and you can look straight down the entirety of the main cliff. Extremely scary. That’s when I questioned my sanity and went back to safety as fast as possible.”

    I was out on that ledge last year and wondered how it was that made me take leave of my senses. Went back again this year and the best view of the falls is from the other side if the canyon at Glacier Point.

    And on another note, the traffic is terrible. So many cars, it looked like Disneyland. It took us over an hour to go from our parking lot to the park exit, a distance of 4 or 5 miles.

  25. Carrmen Says:

    How about that. I live in Visalia, right down the road

  26. neo-neocon Says:

    Carmen:

    I stayed in Visalia, because the trip was so last-minute that there were no spots within the park.

    I bet I’m often near readers, and I just don’t know it.

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