Saturday, February 28, 2015

Geo 1095: February 25, Day 786: Limitations

Ascending into the spot named "Paradise Lost," the most heavily and spectacularly decorated portion of the cave along this tour, there are two apparent limitations. First is the limited ability of a camera flash to accurately illuminate and capture scenery in poor (or no) lighting. The rock in the lower right is way over exposed; that to the top is way underexposed. The second limitation will not be so obvious to others... I almost decided not to make this climb. My balance is not good, and this climb is somewhere between a ladder and a stairway, but closer to a ladder. Fortunately, it's narrow, too narrow for more than one at a time, with good sturdy rails on both sides. So the climb wasn't that bad. The descent, which is what I was more worried about, I handled by self-selecting to be last down, and took it slow. So that wasn't too bad either.

Photo unmodified. May 9, 2013. FlashEarth Location. (Since we're underground, I have only a vague idea where this is with respect to the surface.)

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