The hike that made me cry

Selecting the photos for this post I had to pause at the beauty that this hike possessed.  It was hard to remember why I had been so shaken - shaken enough to cry and hesitate if I could make it.  But this hike was tough.  It was mentally one of the hardest I have done as we were walking straight up granite slabs with no protection what so ever.  I was on all fours on the way up, trying to focus on each step and not looking at the drop off if I were to fall.  To top all of this off, Eric spotted a snake on the route and if you've ever seen me around a snake you know nothing good can come from it.  Not to mention they are all poisonous in Tazzy!  Rain was in the forecast and I knew this would become the slip-n-slide of death if water fell.

At any rate, my cheerleader Eric helped me make it to the top and it was worth the tears.  The view was stunning and we enjoyed some chocolate rewards before I very, very slowly scooted down the mountain on my butt!