Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Crazy, Intense Hike through Zion!

I was invited to Hike the Narrows with my friend Sara and a group of friends she knew. Rodger had to work so he couldn't come. I am extremely afraid of heights and heard there was a repelling section that was small so I agreed to go because they said it was tiny and not a big deal. They tricked me into going because as soon as we arrived, the repelling section was off a 100 foot cliff off this lip of a mountain, I was hyperventalating(spelling??) and almost ready to cry and the only thing I could think about was how crazy I must be to do it pregnant with my hubby and kids at home because if I kill myself out here...they are not going to be the last ones I see. I did it though and as soon as I hit the bottom I was so relieved but it changed quick when I said, " that was the only one right?" They laughed and said there were 8 more sections and at this point I couldn't turn around. We left at 6 a.m that morning and they told me it was an 8 mile hike which really was a 16 mile hike, I didn't call Rodger that night until 8 and by then he was wondering what had taken so long because I told him it was only 8 miles. As scared as I was to be repelling off cliffs, I was so glad that I didn't know what it was going to be like because I would have missed out on what I thought was the most amazing, gorgeous hike I have ever been on., I just was wishing Rodger could have been there to enjoy it with me