Thursday, September 13, 2012
First, Get Out of the Car
Yesterday was such an beautiful day, I decided it was time to channel my inner Ansel Adams and take the risk. I grabbed my camera, got out of the car and slowly made my way to the 1,600 foot ledge. As long as I looked through the lens towards the beach to the south, my fear of heights was manageable.
At one point though, I heard footsteps behind me. Channeling my inner Alfred Hitchcock, I knew I was about to be thrown off the cliff into the sea by some long lost enemy. Turning around, I was relieved to see a fellow photographer instead. He wasn't planning to push me over the edge and looked a little nervous himself. Drama over, I continued taking photos.
The results were well worth the risk. This mountain is indeed aptly named, "the place of supreme deity" in the Tillamook language.