Then I saw people as unfit as myself heading up. And a woman with a kid on her back. And an octogenarian couple. And a lady with a crutch.
Okay okay! You shamed me into it. I can do this. After all, it's not the people-have-died-trying-it Angels Landing trail.
The trail leveled off after the first climb. Alright, this is very doable. Some rocky spots here and there, but I did fine.
I got to slip though an even narrower bit than the Narrows, without getting wet
Along the way I thought about the tough SOBs who built these trails with picks and shovels. They didn't spend their careers staring at computers.
There was a crowd when I got to the pool. Many of them had tour operator hang tags. There was a mom with a stroller. That's when I realized the trail was now paved. ¿Que?
I felt better for it. Yay, me.