Rwanda's Gorillas - 2017

The beginning of the trail went right up through a farmer's fields on narrow and very stony and sandy paths used by the farmers every day for planting, cultivating, harvesting, and the like. The way up was steep but not horribly so but we did learn that we had climbed 1300 ft. & were at 9500 ft when we reached the gorillas so we must have started at 8200 ft. Neither of us had any problems with breathing or fatigue, but I was so happy to have those porters I wanted to shout and jump for joy and relief. The sky was clear over our heads and it was getting increasingly warm as we hiked but that was not the reason for my elation. The problem for me was the big stones in the narrow path. I

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