I am aware of the things that can happen when you’re pushing yourself physically off in the wilderness. But I’m generally extremely careful. Scratch that–I’m always careful. But no matter how careful you are, accidents happen. I’ve never really gotten hurt in the wild. In fact, I tend to get hurt here in the big city and never out in the woods.
But one time I was at a secluded waterfall all alone, taking photos of myself with my camera set on automatic timer. The rocks were slick, it being a waterfall and all that. And even though I had on good boots and was on relatively level ground…I fell. It was a brief fall, but illustrates how easy it is to get into trouble. The best thing is…I was able to record it all.
|The beautiful Upper Rock Creek Falls.|
|“I’m not going to fall…”|
|“I meant to do this.”|