Saturday, November 15, 2014
We've Got A Jumper
Growing up in Northern Wisconsin, there was a local river spot where, as kids, we would hang out some in the summer. One of the highlights was the crazy guys and gals who would jump from a set of rocks down into a small pool of water. It was a 40 foot leap of faith. Trust me, it looked much higher standing at the top of those rocks. I experienced it. And each year 99.6% of the people attempting the jump survived. While out West, my buddy took me on hike to a similar area. Known about only by the locals. About a mile trek along a river to a secluded area. Perfect for the younguns' to hang and sip some "soda pops". And they, of course, could not pass the opportunity to live on the edge. Or jump from it. I took a few moments, and shots, of a young gal as she was coaxed on and tested by her friends to make her first jump. She passed the test with flying colors.