We set off very early that morning. Really excited, we were finally going to hike and climb Afadjato, the highest peak in Ghana.
To look from below, you would think, this should be easy enough.
Were we wrong! It was tasking. No steps or clearly marked trails. Instead dicey slopes, crevices and dangerous drops.
We needed more water than we had, stopped more times than we planned, to catch our breaths, and sometimes went on all fours to keep from falling. Arghh! Embarrassing. Possibly, amusing for our guide?
We had a guide.
A group of students we encounter share some water with us. Yay! Strength and vigor renewed, and voila we reach the top.
What a marvelous view. Life is good again.
Our guide reveals that half the time, many quit. Oh, wow, so he was impressed with us for finishing, after all?
Then he adds that descending is just as treacherous and to be cautious.
The things we do?
Getting to level ground, and after a few more steps on tired feet, we arrive at the amazing waterfalls. It felt like discovering nature’s best kept secret.
Totally invigorating and precious moments spent here.
Why do we do these things?
The human spirit! Curious! Adventure seeking. Dogged!
And oh, the feeling of having conquered?
It takes tenacity to get ahead, however, I think, help we receive along the way makes a load of difference too and discovering life gets to be more fun.
Maybe, you can relate?