Visiting Tallulah Gorge with Rachel

Up early in the morning woke Rachel and I,
To see Tallulah Gorge from high in the sky.

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Our deepest hope that day was to walk the gorge floor.
By the time we arrived the passes were no more.

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Instead we had to settle for views from the rim,
For disobeying meant punishment far too grim.

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We stopped to ooh and aww at many a look-out,
Exposed cliffs, birds soaring, a sight to see no doubt.

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Swinging bridge across the chasm we spied below,
Oh! Only six hundred or more steps left to go.

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Upon reaching the bottom, my legs were shaking,
Out there in the hot sun Rachel’s skin was baking.

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Up and up, we climbed for seemingly forever,
Not for the weak of butt was this steep endeavor.

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We were rewarded with views on the other side
and a nifty stone alcove in which we could hide.

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After a long day hiking in the hot, hot sun,
We were tired, but agreed we had lots of fun.

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