Rick's Rules for a Safe Descent

1. Proceed slowly.

2. Be mindful (don't daydream).

3. Balance your weight toward the slope.

4. Don't rely on brush and branches for balance (although no one follows this rule).

5. If a foot slips on loose rock or sand-covered slab, sit down and slide.

6. Do not, under any circumstances, pitch headfirst into the abyss.