This is a winner: It shows the scenery and the struggle. It's hiking (ascending at its best).
Invariably, I cannot help but take excess photographs of this scene. Unfortunately, I'm running out of film.
A different view of the Colorado River.
Jen begins the descent.
Without wishing to bore a would-be reader, it behooves me to mention that this hike was a milestone. Briefly, I believe that one of the issues in growing older or unfortunately, suffering ill-health, is that a person is unable to perform tasks, undertake activities and live generally, as one did in earlier years. I find that most frustrating and a deep concern. Having to resign oneself to an inability to do what was done before, is a comedown—I believe it can be debilitating. Fortunately, I did get over playing rugby, soccer etc. because while I'm not smart, I do have some perspective. Tackling a 180-pound fella running directly at a person is not something I miss.
It doesn't get better.
The background for the movie scenes of 'Rocky' series.
In the early stages, the scene tells us the world is at peace, even if only for a short while.
Jen loves those tight edges and slippery paths...hey, Jen?
The positions on this hike are nothing short of spectacular.
As we were saying...
Unknown horseshoe bends. We prefer these scenes to the official 'Horseshoe Bend'. Arriving at the top and a quick collapse.
A view from the top.
Down she goes.