Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
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Just to the right of Yosemite Falls stands a formation called The Lost Arrow. It’s easy to miss when you are overwhelmed by the 3 cascades of the 5th largest waterfall in the world. Plus the rock color makes it blend in to the surrounding rocks.
Wonder why it’s called The Lost Arrow? Fasten your seat belts and I’ll tell you why. Legend has it that a deer hunter was in the cliffs above the valley and was successful in his quest. To celebrate, he shot an arrow into the sky and when it came back down it stuck and turned to stone. Ergo, we now have the Lost Arrow . . . found! Whatever. It’s a neat looking formation. Oh, it has also been called the “Giant’s Thumb.”
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “He who limps is still walking.” – Stanislaw J. Lec
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