El Capitan as seen from Taft Point

El Capitan from Taft Point

El Capitan is the world's largest granite monolith, rising 3,000 feet (900 meters) above the valley floor. At Taft Point, though, you're looking down on El Cap, so you can imagine what it's like looking straight down at the same valley floor while you're leaning over the railings here. Or, just as likely, you can't imagine it. Maybe someday I'll have a crane apparatus like Steven Bumgardner uses to film waterfalls so that I can point a camera straight down over the railing, but it's not something I'm keen to do while said camera is still attached to my body.