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Fast up hills

After a little time on the trail, I ask, “you having fun with this?”

 

“Yeah,” he answers sincerely. After a pause he continues, “it’s kind of scary when you go fast up hills.”

 

“Sometimes we have to go a little bit fast just to be sure we make it,” I explain. I think about explaining how on these very trails his mom ended up with a broken elbow and facial lacerations after I took a sharply canted switchback too slow. That might alarm him, though, so I leave it at that.

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Taken on June 5, 2011