I have no words for just how difficult the trek to see the Gorillas was. I hired two Porters to help me but I was sure there was no way otherwise. The Gorilla families migrate daily and so in addition to the guides, guards, porters and the tracking trekkers there are so many chances you have within a given period. Today we hiked straight up and and had to form a new trail to get to where the closest family was. The trek up was over three hours. It is impossible to describe this but suffice to say that if my Mother of Blessed Memory was still alive she would have slapped me silly. It was dangerous, exhilarating, and something I will never do again.