i am glad i went. i'm glad that dave helped me to walk on steep, muddy terrain that i could easily slip down and fall into a pile of rushing water and hard rocks 20 ft below. i had some very challenging moments on the trip where i sort of just shut down and didn't know how to maneuver across these types of terrain. he would laugh at how silly and scared i was. but it was a learning experience for me. and he's a good one to learn from. i had to trust him a lot and that isn't always easy. mostly, he was nice and didn't push me to do things i didn't want to, but sometimes there were places where i just had to do stuff to get out of the situation...
anyways, it is nice to be back home and i think i'm going to go take a real shower now. it was nice to have our "sun shower" - a bag of water, to wash off with but it didn't really do the trick.
check out our pics at the following location.