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Looking Down

by Bill

Don’t look back; something might be gaining on you.
~ Satchel Paige

In her wonderful book The Long Steep Path, Catherine Ryan Hyde writes of a three-day trek to Machu Picchu, during which the trail tops out on two mountain passes approaching 14,000 feet above sea level.  She comments on the difficulty of simply breathing at that altitude, and the daunting sight of still more climb ahead.  Than she writes: Continue reading