Gregory Thomas in the SF Chronicle: The secret BASE jumpers of California. “Without a trail to guide them, the jumpers followed a dry creek bed to a vast scree field on Morrison’s flank, forging through brambles in the dark. Up and over the summit ridge of the crumbling crag they found their destination, the tip of a white buttress peeking out of the mountain’s shadow and into the bright sun. It is one of the rare natural exit points in California where wingsuit BASE jumping is logistically feasible and technically legal. The reward for the grueling approach was to be a 55-second flight. ‘It’ll be nice to not have to run away as soon as I land this time.’ [This] was to be his first legal wingsuit flight in California.” (I was already scared just reading about the hike…)

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