She planned her moves in advance. With a long drop to the ground she had to anticipate as many possible mistakes as she could. At the last moment she decided to shed her skirts. They were long and full and might be in her way, dangerously so, as she climbed through the slit. She didn't relish the thought of walking through tall grass with bare legs, however, so she tossed the skirts through the opening and watched them float gracefully to the ground. Now she was committed. There was no secret way to retrieve her garments except to climb down to them.