The Lost Arrow

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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3 Responses to “The Lost Arrow”

  1. john Says:

    8000 books sold total to date?

    • mrhalfdome Says:

      Close to it. Did you buy one?

      • john Says:

        I am holding out for the 2012 edition. You can use my bear picture if you wish. That bear lurked around all over the trail. First saw him coming down the steep part of mist trail where you are next to the fall on the carved steps. People were yelling to run down, and the bear was coming down behind them. Bear then ran back up. Next spotted him just past the Nevada fall bathroom, on a rocky cropping on the steep side of the trail. Bear then disappeared into the dense brush. Bear then ran out of the woods as you are getting close to little yosemite valley. There the bear nearly ran right up to a few hikers. Bear disappeared when about a dozen people congregated.

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