“Highlining” in Joshua Tree
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‘Highlining’ in Joshua Tree

David Kingston, 25, of La Cañada Flintridge, walks the 70-foot-long highline above the “Hall of Horrors.” (Dan Krauss / For The Times)
Jon Fait, 26, gives it a shot. Highliners rely on measured breaths, intense concentration and slow yoga-like movements to keep their footing and suppress their instinctual fear of falling. (Dan Krauss / For The Times)
Dave Meyers, 25, jumps to a rock while Nathan Huerta, 24, walks the highline. (Dan Krauss / For The Times)
Jon Fait unhooks himself. Most enthusiasts use a tether to secure themselves to the line, but some dare to go without. (Dan Krauss / For The Times)
A climbing harness and tether are used for safety. (Dan Krauss / For The Times)
Jon Fait shows his bloody knuckles from scrambling around on the sharp rocks. (Dan Krauss / For The Times)
Dave Meyers hangs under the inch-wide line before he takes his turn. (Dan Krauss / For The Times)
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