Wanderer, there is no path,
the path is made by walking
This quote came in my emails just a few days ago and it reminded me of a hike that I did with a group of people many years ago. A group were planning to hike Killdevil Mountain in Gros Morne Park. They had acquired a guide and were looking to add a few more people to the group. My DH thought I would love it and signed me up!
Here we are...
about halfway and you can see how small the road is already
The Top... just joking we have not yet reached the summit.
It was merely wishful thinking!
This is truly the summit, mountains in the background and
the water has gotten considerably smaller
The key to going down was to walk back and forth across the mountain so that the decent would be less steep. Some members of the group sat down and slid down the lichen and moss. I confess I was tempted but it looked like a bit of a rough ride.
The answer is YES!
This is as steep as it looks and see no trails
“First, he says, you have to go out into the world. This is not a simple matter of going outside one's door. No, that is simply going out. That's what one does when one is on the way to the store to buy a loaf of bread, some cheese, and a bottle of wine. When one goes out into the world, one is shedding preconceptions of past paths and ideas of past paths, and trying to move freely through an unsubstantiated and new geography.”
― Jesse Ball, The Way Through Doors