posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 09:07 AM
From as far back as I can remember I always have had a fear of heights. It seems to get worse the older I get and sometimes it can be debilitating.
I'm an avid hiker and love hiking National Parks..but on a few occasions I had to pass up chances to hike some really amazing trails.
In June 2016 I visited Acadia National Park in Maine (a truly amazing place) and I hiked a great deal of the park. While there I heard about a great
trail called Beehive Trail..only problem was it supposedly was not for anyone with a fear of heights due to small ledges one must pass to make it to
the top. I opted not to hike this trail because I was afraid. Fast forward to August 2017 (about a month ago) I was back at Acadia and I felt a NEED
to do this hike. I was extremely nervous but I just felt like I had to accomplish this feat.
There were a few parts of the hike that were difficult for me but overall I was really proud of myself. The funniest part was I actually enjoyed the
rush and wanted to do it again! Here is a video of the hike if anyone wants to see what it looked like from my perspective..all shot on a GoPro.
This past weekend (Labor Day Weekend 2017) I took an impromptu trip to Lake George. As I do for every trip, I do a ton of research on things to do,
hiking, and places to eat (and drink!!). I saw they had parasailing available on the lake and it looked like a ton of fun. But my first thought was
"wow that is really high up there I don't know if I can do that". But then I remembered when I conquered the Beehive Trail and figured I should try
parasailing out. So I booked the tickets online and at $90 a person to parasail I knew I couldn't chicken out.
Well it was pure fun with zero fear involved. It truly was a great experience. I also have a video of this experience from my perspective..all
filmed on the GoPro.