As they dismount for the final time, back on top in the corral where it all started, their mood will be somber and appreciative. They will be glad to get out of the saddle for the last time, but subdued by the realization that the adventure has ended. They will express their appreciation to their wrangler with uncommon respect and they will remember his name forever. They will return to their homes with memories which will never be dislodged, and in some cases, never even diminished. They understand full well that they were priviledged to experience the ride of their life.

As sunrise begins to unveil the magnificence of the Grand Canyon the next morning.......................

Danny Smith is an Arizona outdoorsman and entrepreneur who writes from experience.
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