We do our homework and I knew the trail would be a decent hike and at some points narrow. We did see pictures of people hiking up at one spot with a rail and figured it would be do-able but if you have a fear of heights, nerve raking. I'm not sure that nerve raking even touches it. We started up the switchbacks and found the deer had no fear of people even crossing maybe a few feet in front of us at one point. I have asthma so the switchbacks were hard for my lungs, but good as well since they had to train themselves to breath and I met my pace with their capability.
The switchbacks were beautiful and their were amazing spots in the walls of the side of the mountain we were against that made for some fun photo's.
Now my problem is that I happen to have an interest in what I was following up the mountain and it definitely clouded my post-op judgment.
Until we came to the first non-chained ice pack. Now when you look up and see Vultures in a tree large enough to carry you off, take it as a sign of what is to come instead of doing like I did and thinking what a great photo opportunity! Literally, we were on our hands and knees and at times using the base of some not too large bushes to crawl up. Ow! This was not fun on my shoulder and it was really starting to bother me.
Check out the previous posting to this one:
What they don't tell you can happen in Pregnancy
And the sibling posts:
Recovery Night 1 Vegas
Post-Op Day 2 Zion
Post Op Follow Up