This Might Be The Scariest Trail In The World. But You’ll NEVER Guess Where It Leads. Unbelievable.
We hope you’re not afraid of heights, because this even made our palms sweat. What you see below is a mountain in China called Mt. Hua Shan. At its base, you’ll find a gigantic set of stone stairs, called “the Heavenly Stairs.” These stairs go so high up the mountainside, it’s hard to see where they end. If that wasn’t enough, the precarious stairs lead to the world’s most dangerous trail, the Hua Shan plank path. The plank trail leads high up the Hua Shan mountain just outside the city Xi’an. No one will force you to wear safety gear, although it’s strongly encouraged. The trail itself is dangerous and stunning, but what is at the top will really shock you.Here's just part of the trail:
I think I speak for a good number of people when I say "AAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE". Now, look. In my younger days I painted houses for a living. First as one of those "Student Painters" (which is a polite euphemism for "college kids that will spill paint all over your azaleas") and then later as a freelance painter (a polite way of saying "some dude with a pickup truck, a ladder, and no fear of heights or spiders"). I've been up three stories in the air on a ladder with only one leg actually touching the ground. I've "walked" my way along the edge of a roofline because I was too lazy to climb back down and move the ladder.
But that? Oh bloody hell no. Not for what's at the top, nope. I might be tempted if there was a really excellent resort waiting for me, where I could relax for a few months while native island girls attended to my every venal need and want. But for a beverage? I don't care if its the Holy Grail itself, you're not getting me on a rickety collection of boards thousands of feet in the air nailed together by starving peasants. Sorry Charlie.
I'll just to Dunkin Donuts and get a large regulah, thank you all the same.
That is all.