Displaying the newest hiking accessory from South Face, Inc, Mary Poppins of Disney movie fame was seen on the Half Dome trail recently. The stylish, yet functional, umbrella not only provides sun protection in the forest, a water barrier on the Mist Trail, but can also serve as an air brake during a rapid emergency descent off the cables. When not deployed, the device can also be retracted to act as a handy staff to aid upward ascents. In solids, plaids and seersucker for only $19.99 at outfitters everywhere.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Stay awake, don’t rest your head. Don’t lie down upon your bed. While the moon drifts in the skies… Stay awake, don’t close your eyes. Though the world is fast asleep, though your pillow’s soft and deep, you’re not sleepy as you seem; stay awake, don’t nod and dream… Stay awake… don’t nod… and… dream.” - Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com