again, my heroic porters saved the day for me. Sometimes they pulled me and sometimes they pushed me but always they kept me from losing my balance. Another 45 minutes and we reached the place where the rangers awaited us for the final short hike to where the "Anniversary Family" was "nesting." Again, I was helped, but this time by a ranger because the porters are not allowed into the viewing areas because the authorities do not want too many people around the gorillas at any one time.
Avit was tall and very strong and he insisted on holding my hand all the way to the little grassy area where we would stand to look slightly downwards at the family. Maybe my white/grey hair was his clue that I would need some help—who knows? But it was much appreciated.
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