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Reader Poll: Hikers’ Greatest Fears

Gossamer Gear Quicksak Photo Credit HikesNStuff.com

What is THE THING YOU FEAR THE MOST when day hiking or backpacking. We all worry about something in the backcountry. What are you afraid of? Example Responses I’m terrified of getting too close to a rattlesnake. I am very careful about avoiding the places they like to sun themselves in the desert and …

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The Value of Fear by Deb Lauman

Ramkitten in her Native Habitat

Hike some miles in my beat-up Vasque boots, and you’ll know that I’m still afraid. Well, I’m not afraid all the time by any means, but my heart does beat a bit faster when I hear that first faraway rumble of thunder or the proverbial stick go snap! in the …

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