A Naive Approach
Out of water and physically exhausted in the 90 degree-plus, dry heat, I focused on just 1 thing. I believed it was a struggle for my life as willed myself forward, upward, along the seemingly endless climb up the Kaibab Trail at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Exhaustion had reduced my focus to only this: take the next step.
It had come to that. Just take 1 step. And even that felt impossible. Dying on this long, steep trail seemed like a real possibility.