at horseshoe bend last night i was overcome by a crippling sense of vertigo. sheer cliff, 500 feet straight down. i was still sixty feet from the edge when i said "no way am i going over there" -- it took me half an hour to get up the nerve. later some high school kids came out and this one kid tried to freak out his girlfriend by climbing out over the edge and hanging on the side of the cliff. i thought i was going to faint. i swear, the bottom of this gorge must be littered with corpses.
when i looked at the photos later i realized they were no good because the sun was behind the canyon and blowing out the sky. so this morning at 5:30 a.m. i went BACK and did it AGAIN. i'm still shaking.