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Anyone who knows me knows am I deathly afraid of snakes. Mortified. Terrified. Of course, snake lovers and conventional wisdom assure you: “They are more afraid of you than you are of them,” “They are anxious to avoid you.” I beg to differ, but more on that later.
How does one develop such a mortal fear? I think a lot of it is just innate; man has not evolved to trust silent, stealthy, legless murderers. ...
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Colorado is home to a seemingly endless amount of backpacking and hiking trails. While each area of the state boasts vastly different and diverse landscapes, none are as unique as Great Sand Dunes National Park. The park is home to 13,000-foot mountains, lush forest trails, the flowing Medano Creek, and of course, a 30-mile dunefield that contains 1.2 million cubic miles of sand. Hiking in the dunefield is otherworldly and a sharp contrast to the towering mountains that act as a backdrop to the endless sand. ...
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