A difficult hike
1. Mit javasolt a férfi? Hogyan reagált rá a nő és miért?
2. Milyen nehézségekkel kellett szembenézniük?
3. Mivel bátorították a lányukat, és mi az, amit eközben nem tudtak?
4. Miért volt különleges a kanyon, amin átmentek?
5. Milyennek látta a nő a hegyet, és milyennek látszottak a csúcson a hegymászók?
6. Mire figyelmeztette a lányait?
7. Mikor esett pánikba?
8. Miért érte meg felmászni a csúcsra?
9. A visszaúton mivel bátorították a felfelé haladókat?
A difficult hike
“Let’s go on a hike,” my husband said. “It’ll be fun,” he said. I was all-in, because I had no idea what I was really in for. It started off nice and easy, but then…we faced drastically steep trails across the side of the mountain.
My oldest daughter has struggled with asthma and began to have a hard time catching her breath. My husband, having suffered from asthma himself, was able to help her calm down and get her breathing back to normal. She wanted to quit. We assured her that we could see the top from where we were standing and encouraged her that we would make it! After a short rest, we continued on the trail. Little did we know we were really only about 1/4 of the way through our hike.
We entered a slot canyon area that was lovely and shaded, and where you could hear your voice echo when you spoke. We figured the worst was over and our destination was just around the corner. But, no. There were more switchback trails that were shorter but much steeper. Once we got through those, we came upon a section of the trail that made me internally say, “OK, we have come this far but there is no way I am taking my children up there!” Ahead of us was a mountain that I can only describe as looking a lot like a giant rock potato chip. I mean, who would want to climb a giant rock potato chip? Along the trail were thick metal chains anchored into the rock to help you climb without falling to your death. Hikers at the summit looked like little ants because they were so far away.
“C’mon,” my husband assured me, “It’s right up there; it’ll be fine.” My kids were keen on the idea too, so I took a deep breath and started on the road of submission, craning my neck back to make sure I still had two daughters. “Be careful girls. Don’t step there. Hold on to the chain. Slow and steady. Oh my Gosh, be careful. No, hold on to the chain!” Then the rain started. Sure, it was refreshing, but it also made our hands slippery on the metal chain. We were just getting to the most dangerous portion of the trail, when it began to really rain on us. OK, I was done. I couldn’t handle any more.
My panic was becoming overwhelming and I was about to give up but about five minutes later the rain stopped, and we came to the end of the metal chain to see the summit! We had done it, and the view was worth it! We spent some time up there, ate some snacks, drank some water. We were wowed by the vast valley, and the deep, rich red of the mountains against the big, blue sky. It was a memory that none of us will soon forget. On our way back down, we encouraged those weary hikers still heading up the trail by saying, “You’re almost there. You can make it. It’s worth it!”
A difficult hike
1. Menjenek el túrázni. Benne volt, mert fogalma sem volt, mire vállalkozik.
2. Meredek hegyi ösvények, a lánya asztmája, ami miatt nehezen vette a levegőt.
3. Már látni a hegycsúcsot, oda fognak érni. Azt, hogy még csak az út negyedénél tartottak.
4. Visszhangos volt.
5. Egy hatalmas szikla-burgonyasziromnak, a hegymászók pedig kis hangyáknak.
6. Kapaszkodjanak a láncba, lassan és egyenletesen haladjanak.
7. Amikor a legveszélyesebb részhez értek és elkezdett esni az eső.
8. Akilátás miatt, olyan élmény volt, amit nem fognak egyhamar elfelejteni.
9. Már mindjárt ott vannak, fel fognak érni, megéri.