Would You Hike This "Trail"?

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    Would You Hike This "Trail"?

    Check out the video.

    Don't look down!

    YouTube - El Camino Del Ray - Don't Look Down!!


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    No way! I will stick to the Vermont Green Mountains :D

    I just hiked Spruce Mountain yesterday and Camel's Hump last week :D
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    A little more than I'm willing to bite off, especially where its only a piece of pipe.
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    Sure, why not? I wouldn't do it holding a camera, and during a few of those spots I would probably use the harness, but what the heck? You only live once.
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    No way. I'll hike at 13,000', two days hike from a phone.. But that's just.. wow. You may only live once but there is no reason to tempt fate like *that.* Whew!
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    When it first started I thought thats no so bad until I saw the first hole. Then I said no way until I realized all the proper equipment and safety lines that were being used.

    Yea sure I would do it, but only with good equipment and not holding a camera. That really was no different then when I had a job working on old railroad bridges when I was right out of high school. Proper safety equipment is key and also you learn to have a huge distrust of any old planks, railings, or ladders. Old was defined as anything you didn't install yourself within the last 24 hours. I did have an old scaffold break out from under me once. That was a pant watering experience to say the least and it temperd that feeling of immortality that seems to come along with the age of 18-19.
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    Not on a bet!


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    What an awesome place, but I got some serious pucker just watching that video!

    Maybe using the safety lines and stuff I would give it a try, but not the way that guy did it, that's for sure.
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    I can honestly say the only way I will ever see that path is via youtube!!
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    Uhhhh, NO!

    I don't like getting on my roof...

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    Remember when you're mommy said if somebody told you to jump off a bridge would you do it,well when I see a path that has chunks missing i'm thinking I wonder who was standing there when the chunk disappeared,no way am I gonna tempt fate,besides I don't think my wheelchair would fit
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    Neat! Here's a photo I took along the trail during a survey job I did in the Bolivian Andes five years ago. Elevation 16,000 plus feet where the picture was taken but we ended up over 21,000'. I had to wash it out a bit to get it small enough to upload but you get the idea.

    Trail in.jpg

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