January 16, 2005

Flickr post: Tilden Park

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at January 16, 2005 10:11 PM

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Yesterday I went hiking in Tilden Park. (It's like 2 miles from where I live--why haven't I done this before?) I came back with a number of photos (posted to Flickr here) and one weird story.

So I'm walking up Meadows Canyon Trail, and I see two women coming the opposite way: one is blindfolded, a hand outstretched, and being led by the other. As I approach, the latter develops a slightly evil smile and starts making hand signals at me which I find difficult to interpret. It turns out she's telling me not to speak, which is something I excel at anyway. She leads her companion up to me, and I start to understand; the blindfolded woman senses something in front of her and retracts her hand, but the other takes her wrist and places her hand on my shoulder. I've got the idea by now and am holding my breath so as not to give away the game. She seems confused by my denim jacket, moves her hand past my collar and to the bare skin at my neck. Jumping back, she yelps, "oh my god it's a person!" and I release my breath in a burst of laughter. The guide (also laughing) leads her down the path and thanks me as we pass.

Anyone know what this was about? Under what circumstances does one find oneself being led blindfolded down hiking trails?

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we did something like this in beginning modern dance at brown. there was some big philosophical/artistic purpose to it but i forget what it was. : )

Posted by: phi | January 17, 2005 6:00 AM

Did you get her number? :)

Posted by: Mason | January 17, 2005 8:41 PM
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