I Climbed the Golden Gate Bridge

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Minutes after my plane landed in San Francisco, I took out my phone and texted my friend Andres: “Let’s try the bridge tonight.”

I was back in the Bay Area for Easter from Orange County, where I go to school. Within an hour of arriving and barely spending any time with my family, I had already stuck the keys in the ignition and backed out of the driveway. Andres and I were going to attempt to climb one of the towers of the most iconic San Francisco monuments: the Golden Gate …

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