I am curious about "Claiming a spot". Everyone talks about "Leaving from the top early" or "Hiking fast" in order to claim the good spots. How does the actual "Claiming" work. How do you know if (assuming you get there early) which spots, if occupied, are opening up? Do they have a way of letting you know which sites are opening up. I've read that the spots closest to the falls are the primo, so I'll be shooting for those but I am not sure what protocol is.
The Tree of Understanding, dazzling, straight, and simple, sprouts by the spring called Now I Get It. - Wislawa Szymborska, "Utopia"