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    YIKES
    If it pays, it stays

  • #2
    Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
    I've got some Indian tea which is fantastic. Comes in a big red box in most "import" food stores. Tossed the box long ago. Need a tea ball to make it go.

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    • #3
      Crazy people can always find an excuse to do crazy shit. I wouldn't climb that if it were guaranteed I'd get 10 million dollars and a helicopter ride home for reaching the top.
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      • #4
        I have high standards. No way I would ever climb that, not even for a LOT of money.

        A dare, yes.


        But no amount of money would make me take that trail.
        "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
        -John Locke

        "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
        -Newman

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        • #5
          I've done enough rock climbing in my day that the heights involved don't really bother me, nor does the narrow "plank trail." Once you get it through your head and past your adrenaline that anything over about 30' is going to be fatal anyway, the height stops mattering, so I've sat in a little makeshift webbing "seat" on the side of a cliff 1000' above the ground below and eaten a sandwich because the height didn't bother me but the view was quite nice.

          What I would have a problem with, though, is meeting someone going the opposite direction, possibly very panicked, and trying to deal with getting around them without either of us taking a screamer.
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          In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
          Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
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          • #6
            I would love to do that. I absolutely could not, however. My last bit of trail that become rock climbing made me realize just how bad my fear of heights is. Not bad enough to make me not ever go on a mountain, but definitely bad enough that there is no way in hell I'd ever do that, much as I'd like to.
            Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
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            • #7
              I thought high tea was a British thing.
              Enjoy.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                I thought high tea was a British thing.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Curiosity's Dead Cat View Post
                  I've got some Indian tea which is fantastic. Comes in a big red box in most "import" food stores. Tossed the box long ago. Need a tea ball to make it go.
                  Loose tea really does make a good cup of tea, imo. There are all sorts of cup strainers that can make that happen for you and they're easier than using a tea ball. My favorite is a spoon that has a thumb press to open it..makes it easy to scoop your tea and get rid of it afterwards.
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                  may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                    This is why I hate you.
                    Originally posted by Michele View Post
                    Loose tea really does make a good cup of tea, imo. There are all sorts of cup strainers that can make that happen for you and they're easier than using a tea ball. My favorite is a spoon that has a thumb press to open it..makes it easy to scoop your tea and get rid of it afterwards.
                    A paper coffee filter on a french press works quite well also.

                    In a pinch, use a paper towel and a rubber band.
                    Last edited by scott; Sunday, January 12, 2014, 6:00 PM.
                    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                    -John Locke

                    "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                    -Newman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scott View Post
                      A paper coffee filter on a french press works quite well also.

                      In a pinch, use a paper towel and a rubber band.
                      But you weren't punny.
                      Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
                        Crazy people can always find an excuse to do crazy shit. I wouldn't climb that if it were guaranteed I'd get 10 million dollars and a helicopter ride home for reaching the top.
                        I hate heights but I would absolutely do this for 10 million bucks and a helicopter ride home. Now, I would hold out for a few cups of the fabled tea before the ride home.
                        "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                        • #13
                          All joking aside, this climb is the best example of living the journey that's attainable for most folks. It's hard but not excruciating, risky but not randomly so, and the reward is quite small but exclusive. The danger vs. "I did it" factor isn't enough for me now but if I was 18 and saw these pictures I would have made a significant effort to do this climb.
                          "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                          -John Locke

                          "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                          -Newman

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                          • #14
                            Just think about the poor bastard that had to install those planks there.
                            Enjoy.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by scott View Post
                              All joking aside, this climb is the best example of living the journey that's attainable for most folks. It's hard but not excruciating, risky but not randomly so, and the reward is quite small but exclusive. The danger vs. "I did it" factor isn't enough for me now but if I was 18 and saw these pictures I would have made a significant effort to do this climb.
                              I fully admit I don't think I could do that now. I have developed a fear of falling. I would probably lock up out on those boards.
                              If it pays, it stays

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