Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Caching It High

I had to climb up this.....

to find a stage of a geocache other day. This thing is located in a park near the seawall and the wind was howling. It doesn't look very tall but when you are on the top of it (and I was) on the outside of the ropes (because I don't fit on the inside up that high), it is pretty scary and I am not afraid of heights like some people are. I know I wouldn't want my kid climbing to the top of this thing...that is for sure. I would say it was probably about 30 feet up, and all I could think was "3 points of contact" the whole way down. The next day, I had some muscles I didn't even know I had (and I lift weights regularly) hurting...but I think that is because I was so intent on not falling, I was holding on with every muscle in my body clinched.
Note: I did go to this by myself and if I had fallen, it would not have been pretty....lesson learned....maybe.

5 comments:

Chicken said...

Wow I wouldn't have been able to do that. I don't remember seeing that sculpture thingy before.

Mishka said...

Yeah, it is at a park near the beach and there is another one at our beach but I haven't climbed to the top of that one. This one even had frayed ropes on it that made me a bit nervous...

Mind Sprite said...

I would have been cheering for you from the nice, safe, low ground and been ready to spring into first aid action! Me no likey heights!

On the other hand, that is pretty cool. Was the geocache on the top of the thing?

Mishka said...

Sprite- there were numbers at the very top that I had to have to find the final cache....it had a nice view up there.

Haha said...

You better be glad your mother didn't see you climb that thing, geocache or no geocache!