Faithful followers of this blog know that I have a strong fear of heights. They also know that I do my best to not let it stop me from doing things I want to do…like climb mountains.
This morning I accomplished a relatively small feat conquering the fear. I traversed up the path on the deathly edge of the Fiery Cliffs of Noynac Ovorp. I hiked about a mile to reach the lowend of the trail that skirts along the sheer cliffs.
I hit the trail shortly after 5a because that is my favorite time to hike. I also find great inspiration in the mornings. I figured if I was going to risk my life on the narrow passageway, I might as well do it when I am most fortified and motivated.
The good news is that it worked! I survived the almost near death experience and lived to write (and exagerrate) about it here on my blog.
The dangerous stretch I traversed is a little less than a quarter of mile long. TBH, I only had a few moments of high anxiety while hiking across the trail. I felt proud of myself for go straight into my fear and I actually did pretty well.
The truth is that while the hike was an accomplishment for me, I know that for many people it would have been a big, fat and juicy nothing burger. I have seen many people hike the trail and even ride their mountain bikes on it. Good for them!
And good for me too!
It was a terrific start of the week. Not only was it a beautiful morning and a lovely hike as evidenced by the photos below, but I made a small step of progress by hiking the trail.