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Saturday, November 12, 2011

That's right. I climbed El Capitan.

So guess who went to California without a real camera?

That's right. Me.

Brent and I went to absolutely gorgeous, breathtaking, stunning Yosemite with nothing but our iPhone cameras.

It's a crying shame.

However, you people are probably used to my awesome photography by now. I bet you wouldn't know what to do if I started posting "actual" photographs that I edited or something.

Anyway, the fact that we got some "decent" pictures with our phones tells you how incredibly beautiful Yosemite was.

This is the view from the side of El Capitan. We hiked up along the base for a while.
See that tiny speck on the face? That's Brent. 





Just kidding.

I don't know who that was.

But I am pretty sure it was a crazy fool. It was freezing and they were repelling down from a tent that was literally hanging on the side of the mountain face at least a thousand feet.

We also stumbled across another crazy fool.
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Here is Brent bouldering at the base of the mountain.
And this is an unfortunate picture of me attempting to boulder.
We wanted to say we climbed El Cap.

And so we did.

We'll just keep it between you and me that we didn't quite make it to the top.

We also went on a great hike to Inspiration Point. We encountered quite a bit of snow on the trail which we were not expecting.

Clearly we are silly Southern folk who wore Keens.

With socks.

In the snow. 

Yes, That is a stick stuck in my shoe. I don't want to talk about it.

But my Keens and I did just fine and we saw some beautiful views of Yosemite Valley along the way.


I was disappointed that the pictures seemed to keep accentuating my chins (yes, plural). I decided to just zip 'em (as in my chins) up in my jacket. That clearly made it a lot better and less obvious.



In closing I will share with you my newest addiction and probable source of the aforementioned chins.

It took me exactly 24 hours to consume this box and I have been trying to get back to Trader Joe's ever since.

Maranda



3 comments:

  1. Can't wait to try those puppies out!! We've been eating the dark chocolate sea salt almonds, but we are gonna have to try these!

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  2. i see no double chin-age! salted caramel? i am not sure i understand the love. but you know trader joes has those blasted lemon chocolate cookies that sound nas-TAY but are TASTY!

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  3. Oh licious. You must, must, must try the salted caramel. It is a wonderful savory/sweet delight!

    Did you know that Starbucks has a salted caramel hot chocolate? I know you don't care for coffee so next time you get dragged to Starbucks you should try this treat with some soy milk. mmmmmmmm delicious.

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