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~Scary

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A rocky trail,

descending into the canyon,

without a rail.

 

The path is narrow,

its slope goes up,

its slope goes down.

 

I cling to the stone wall,

my heart beats fast,

a fall will kill.

 

As I walk along,

I can’t help it,

I am scared.

 

After awhile,

unclenching my fist,

I relax.

 

Able to enjoy,

I lift my eyes,

scanning the horizon.

 

Its beauty captivates,

my senses peak,

I take a deep breath.

 

I did it,

smiling,

I am proud.

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The Bright Angel trail head.
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Not too far down yet; but a deep drop-off.
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Going down
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Howard along the trail.
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A view from the trail. Notice the trail below on the right.

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Howard and I decided that we were going to take a hike down into the canyon. For three days we watched others descending into the canyon. We wanted to experience the adventure for ourselves. We knew we couldn’t go too far; a mile or two would do.

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Grand Canyon, 10/2017. Going down into the canyon. We did it!

 

~Inspiring~