Ladders make for a shaky mode of transportation at times, especially when they’re perched precariously on the side of a cliff. This ladder in Bandelier National Park in New Mexico is one of four on the ascent to Alcove House (a kivi used for religious ceremonies). With great trepidation I climbed, rising higher and higher off the valley floor. I willed myself to the top by focusing on one rung at a time. Despite my fear of heights, I made the climb anyway, finding stability in the path provided by that shaky pine grid which also happens to fit this week’s photo challenge.