So... yeah... who wants to sign up right now??? The angle of the camera here does not even show how steep this actually is.
This is the nearest I've ever come to repelling. Not that this is anything like that. But, seriously, I'm descending an incline that requires rope! Thankfully, Jake patiently stayed with me to catch me if needed.
I wondered to myself:
First, how did people bring cases of beer down here?
Second, how did they manage to get out of there after drinking all that beer?
We only had to course correct one time on the hike out, and it was still hot, with pockets of rain. We started the hike trying to avoid getting in the mud, it's a lot more fun once you let go of that.
I feel really good about the fact that I did it. I made it. I had to use all my strength, flexibility, and brevity.
But, I did not die! *cue Kelly Clarkson*
"""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!"""""