Paul Trousdale of Oakland was there recently. From his “just back from” item in the Chron:

I wish I’d packed: A basic climbing harness and helmet. Although nontechnical, many of the exposed hiking routes have fixed cables to hook onto for safety.

Mentioning climbing harnesses is the surest way say: “I’m a real adventurer.”

Here’s a question for today’s readers: what’s the most exotic locale you’ve hiked in?