The Age-Old Question

South Rim Grand Canyon, Arizona. Six hour hike into Grand Canyon.

I am sitting here, with my darling wife, looking out over the Grand Canyon, enjoying that natural opiate, produced internally, after a great day of hiking the hills.

The promenade along the overlook is filled with visitors from all over the world and of all ages and sizes. Most don't look familiar from our incredible hike today. There seemed to exist this clubby comrade on the trail. All of us wishing each other well and urging one another onward. So I would recognize my fellow enthusiasts and even if I couldn't most of these strollers don't fit the part.

I wonder if it's natural selection or it is the age-old question of the chicken and the egg.

Did these people choose not to hike or did the hike not choose them? Did they become unfit and unable to hike or did their choices not to hike cause them to be unfit.  Either way, missing out on hiking in the Grand Canyon or even around your neighborhood, is a lost opportunity.

So get off the edge (or the rim, the couch, or the sidelines) and jump onto the trail. You never know where it may take you.

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