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The Fallen

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Offline jave

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The Fallen
« on: July 26, 2011, 09:48:30 PM »
Pointing to the gully where I tumbled, smacking my tibia against a ledge halfway down.  Somewhere along the way, after close contact with different cacti growing in the rock, I became airborne.  After twisting in space I fell backwards.  Luckily a large rock was there to cushion my head as I struck the ground.  Oh dont laugh you know you have all done it.

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Offline Al

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Re: The Fallen
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 10:04:39 PM »
Ouch!  I hope you had some duct tape and tweezers!

Al

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Offline jave

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Re: The Fallen
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011, 03:56:55 PM »
First one is the alternative easy Bender descent, second is the adjacent cliff area, and the final pic is the rock that saved my life by cushioning my head at the bottom.  Yes tweezers were employed liberally :icon_redface:

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Offline TheWildWestGuy

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Re: The Fallen
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 07:08:58 AM »
That's not just trail running that's extreme trail running.  None of this fake reality-show stuff.
Even though I have never met you I still worry about you sometimes.
Just don't end up in Laurence Parents next book.
TWWG

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Offline iCe

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The Fallen
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 08:01:05 AM »
Eeeyouch! Note to self- dont do that.

I'm glad you're here telling the story

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Offline jave

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Re: The Fallen
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 05:10:49 PM »
I promise TWWG, staying out of Parent's sequel.  I like grinding it out in Javelina Wash better than hanging out on that granite, Keens or no Keens  :nailbitting:

 


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