Do not look down, it is quite a ways, but the view is spectacular. To experience Sky Line Drive you need to know your self and in what condition you are going to experience it, knowing that this might be the last time ever you can. The emotions you will experience may be overwhelming. The experience will last a life time. Slowly you drive your car to the top, and you can safely pull over (thank goodness for guardrails. ) As you climb out of the car, after the slow meandering drive from Ca~non City, Colorado, you are it by the explosive impact of the view.
The car seemed like it was going to go over the edge at any moment and when the car went around corners it was like bending a nail. When you start to look around the first thing you will notice is the purple mountains with snow on them in the distance. While knowing from past conversations with the town’s people and second grade geography class that you are looking at the mighty Rocky Mountains. The mountains make the work very small in comparison. When you walk closer to the edge you notice you can see the entire quant town you just left behind.
It seems that the hustle and bustle that you can see is no longer important. It is a beautiful and innocent view ever to be seen. The sheer drop that you then realize that you are standing on is one of the most horrifying, exhilarating experiences gaining the knowledge you are standing only a few scant inches from plummeting to your death. The serenity makes it seem that it would only take a slight breeze to blow you away. As you start to walk around you realize you are in a trance, of fear, but you can do nothing but walk around and absorb all the beauty available.
Having a car accident may sound normal in most people lives; however, this particular event was not as normal for my life. This car accident was a remarkable lesson for me because it changed me a great deal. It changed my personality, behavior, and philosophy. In addition, I came to realize later what I did make a lot of people, especially, my parents upset and disappointed in me. Nevertheless, it ...
Your mind is trying to absorb all that you see, hear and touch. Slowly your eyes close from over stimulation. The erotic sounds of the calming breeze over take your ears and you begin to breathe slowly. Your body falls deeper into a trance. The sounds of the birds fling over sound closer.
The trees leaves wave softly. Your eyes slowly drift open you see all the innocence. Will your mind be able to absorb all the beautiful danger you are experiencing. Looking around you can see the sun in all its glory. Reds, yellows, oranges, blues, greens, and browns mixed together to form perfect harmony in the suns glow. When the sky floats closer to earth, it seem the sky becomes more vivid shades of bright blue, and the fluffy white clouds just seem to float on by; like they have no care in the world.
The colorful contrast of the Rocky Mountains you are looking at bring the ground up to you and the sky and sun down to you. Then you realize that you are here at your own risk and you are saddened by the fact that this public place of beauty may never be open again. The small town’s council has decided to close Sky Line Drive. Due to the death of several individuals plummeting to their demise in recent years.
This is a public place for all to enjoy. It is never locked up or closed; it was understood by all that it was to dangers to go up Sky Line Drive after dark. Due to the tight corners and no lighting on the driving path. People knew that they came up here at there own risk. If you ask the people in town many disagree to the closeting of Sky Line Drive.
It has always been there for them. Many would rather see regulations and fences go up; then to see it closed permanently. The town’s people will tell you to not go up Sky Line Drive unprepared. To come to Sky Line Drive prepared you need to know yourself. The view alone can become very deceiving to the inexperienced eye. You need to set your own personal boundaries.
How close will you go to the sheer edge? Do you want to get out of your car? Do you want to bring a camera or video camera so you can enjoy the experience time and time again in the future? The experiences you can receive from Sky Line Drive is different for everyone. The only truth behind it is that everyone should experience it in their own way. The fact that Sky Line Drive was supposed to close due to unsafe conditions the town’s people got their wish. There is know a locked gate prohibiting anyone from entering after dark. There are now some lighting available to anyone caught off guard and stuck op their lost in their trance. I hope that every one experiences the beauty of Sky Line Drive once in their life time..
The ground beneath the stiff leaves is frozen. The cold, brisk air invades my lungs, I exhale, my breath visible. I step over fallen branches and get tugged on by thorny vines. The untrailed path I forge to the top of this mountain is steep and difficult, but worth the work to be a new explorer on the fresh, dewridden ground of this lonely mountain on this brisk morning. The trek up this hill is ...