There was a thread quite awhile ago about it since it somehow was tabulating votes when clicked on without anyone voting.... I think. Maria is a sweet girl, and I took the pic, but true it is not a spectacular shot.
Don't know, the last I heard of her was when she and her husband climbed Mt Whitney....er, walked up Mt Whitney in July 2004. They summitted the day after Dave and I spent the freaking cold ass night up there.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."