That might be a pretty mean insult…but not when it’s cliffs like this! Sorry, the pics aren’t great b/c most were taken with my phone.
Monday of our trip Jack & Becky took us up to Abiquiu (abi-cue) Lake to test our nerves jumping from up to 35’ or 40’. Brian & Jack had no fear and jumped right in off the tallest point. Becky coaxed me to the 20 footer where I stood at the edge for forever before I decided to head down to the 10’ ledge. She jumped off with no problem! I can typically “turn off” the fear factor in my brain and just go for things like this, but for some reason I was exceptionally timid this day. I only jumped in 3x from the lowest edge before we decided to swim to the far side of the lake to skip rocks.
On the far side of the lake I got a little more comfortable with the water and Becky and I had fun doing front and back flips off a rock. I even successfully completed 2 front flips with a full twist. Too bad I couldn’t bring the camera with me :). Jack attempted several times to do a front flip but just couldn’t quite get it. He’s more of a diver and did some good dives off the rock! After a bit, we decided to swim back to the cliffs so I could take some pictures of everyone jumping.
Sequence of Becky, Jack & Brian jumping (this is about 20-25’):
And from the higher point (35-40’):
And Brian and me jumping!”:
Here’s a video of J, B & B jumping off the high cliff. It was a beautiful day, perfect weather and we were the only ones there for most of the time. The water was great and no one got hurt. Yay!