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Don't look down

I'm not one for edges - something that makes my years climbing slightly confusing. A couple of years ago we hiked the Zion Canyon Overlook Trail, which spends a small part of its route on a set of suspended boards. That was a little disconcerting, but I managed it.

Here's marypcb on one of the slightly hairy bits of the path, where the trail narrows, and you end up ducking under a low rock overhang. At least it's a cool respite from the hot desert sun.

Under the eaves

However, the route of El Caminito Del Rey in Spain is one of the scariest paths I can think of. It's several hundred feet over a river, a decaying concrete ledge than runs halfway up a sheer canyon cliff wall.

If you suffer from vertigo, this YouTube video of someone hiking the Caminito may not be for you...

I'll stay down here for a while now...


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Feb. 26th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Oh .. My ... GOOONESS!

That's a frightening thought of a path, and I am sitting here with the adrenaline coursing after just watching the video ... aieee!
Feb. 27th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)

Now that'd be a fun one to walk...
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