There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
Showing posts with label Bright Angel Point. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bright Angel Point. Show all posts

16 October 2015

Bright Angel Point

The skies were overcast and foreboding as I make my way along the Bright Angel Point trail. Slowly but surely, the canyon edges grow closer together on either side.
The morning coffee buzz is replaced by adrenaline as I see the rocky alcove I can attempt to climb. I wonder though, am I brave enough? steady on my feet?
I breathe warmth into my hands, then grasp the first rock and pull myself up. A giant wind hits my face and I almost tumble backwards.

"Calm down old man, you can do this."

Slow and steady wins the race, so the wise tortoise says to the hare.

I reach the top, and meditate in the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon's North Rim.