Wide trails, no hugging the side of the mountain, no rocky outcrops staring down at a small village, has to have lots of trees around but I need a challenge, she tells me. It's not a laughing matter and nothing to be embarrassed about...it is a phobia and we all have them.
I have this phobia all the time. I'm not a fan of climbing tree roots, or crawling up open rocky areas, steep goat trails with rocky surfaces or century old boulder fields but what I've learned I have to get off the mountain so I it's mind over matter and That's how I get myself down. Other than my love for doing this, it's the reason for my site. I want to help you find a hike that you feel comfortable doing and to know that if you have a panic attack or trembling legs, to just breathe and to put one foot in front of the other. You can do it!
Will I do risky, scary hikes in the future? Not likely...I will do the hike and when I don't feel comfortable anymore during the climb, I'll wait for my group or turn around. I've accepted this phobia and I'm ok with it.
As always, happy & safe trails...