As far as anyone knew, Anizumne Cosomne's attempt to climb the falls in 420 was a first. The Miwok, Mono and Paiute Indian tribes got together at the base of the falls for powwows every 730 suns and each time, discussion would turn to scaling the falls while it was dry. There was always the risk of a sudden rain storm and it had happened frequently.
Well, this particular powwow was pretty lively considering the significance of the year 420 and Anizumne got really worked up. Before anyone realized it, he was climbing. Two suns and one moon later, Anizumne was standing at the top of the falls whooping and hollering.
That's when Hewhobreakswind turned around and saw 371 wolves advancing on the powwow. Anizumne may have been the first, but, 1,543 other Indians attempted the climb of the falls that day.
Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California 2012
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