Taking a Risk in the Wilderness

Gaining confidence with risks and small victories

Looking straight down into the crevice. Photo by the writer

It was reckless, maybe even stupid. At the time it seemed reasonable enough to think a 25-foot crevice in a rock cliff was something I could go up and down. It was only later that the endeavor seemed foolish.

I had not been out in nature for weeks and was relishing the opportunity. I was hiking at a…

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James Jordan

James Jordan

Teller of tales, many of which are actually true. Award-winning journalist, and the William Allen White Award for reporting.