I can't look at this photo without remembering how close I came to losing everything.
My stupidity, carelessness and sense of immunity nearly caused me to end up in the rushing cascades down the hill. If it wasn't for the rush of adrenaline flowing through my system, there's no way I would have made it back in one piece.
I'n order to get a better angle of the Falls, I ignored the multiple signs at the entrance to stay off the granite as its very slippery. Now, upon looking at the rocks, seeing dry patches and an easy way to the perfect spot, I decided to go for it. It started out easy, but the more wet the soles of my shoe became, the slipperier it became. I slipped, fell and grabbed onto the ledge with one hand, my camera in the other. Through luck I managed to get a foothold and get back up, find my photo spot and snap away.
Getting back the way I came was impossible, it was sure I wouldn't make it across - and a test attempt proved it. There was no way but up. So, up the cliff side I scale, using trees to support my weight and ledges to scale across, I made it back to the entrance.
The photos I took were rubbish, you couldn't see anything and the settings were out of wack. Putting myself and my gear in harms way is not worth any photo, ever.
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