Colorado Scenery – Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

The guy in the bottom photo is an active duty Marine.  He said he is Airborne and when he first walked up to the edge of the canyon rim (in a nearby section without railing), even he got a bit woozy.  I didn’t feel so bad after hearing him say that!  He said he planned on finding a way to free climb down to the canyon floor the following day.  No ropes, no parachute.  No sense!  Wow!  The drop-off here was over 2,000 feet straight down.  Unbelievable.  20 to 30 mph wind was constant up the side of the canyon.

I struggled with my fear of heights to get too close to the edge.  I did get right up to the railing but never got closer than about 3 to 10 feet from any edge that didn’t have a railing (most edges didn’t have any railing).  I found it really hard to drive the rim road…it was flat out scary with no shoulder and nothing but cliff at road’s edge in places.  Colorado State Highway 92 should not be driven if you have trouble with heights.  I wondered if I’d ever make it out of there!

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What’s up? or rather, ¿Qué pasa? Hola, I’m Alan. I’m a missionary living in Mexico. We have a heart for MK Education and so we teach at a local Christian school with MK students as well as nationals and foreign students as well. I occasionally write or have a pic to share with you at my blog, Knowing Your ABCDs, which you can read with a click on the button above. You can read my blog with a click on the button above.
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1 Response to Colorado Scenery – Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

  1. Beth Hanna says:

    Bet Cameron didn't get real near the edge either, huh? I sure wouldn't have!


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