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Do the Thing That Scares You

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13620925_10154328631891528_1793091628652852922_n Baldy Peak on Mount Livermore in the Davis Mountains, West Texas. Courtesy Photo / Jenise Zuidema

What do you get when you take 35 strangers with varying levels of outdoors experience, lead them into the wilds of West Texas, and ask them to primitive camp on a trail that isn’t usually open to the public?

Pure mountain magic.

What should have been a logistical nightmare, ended up being one of the best experiences of my life.

13620104_10154328631661528_4199687476868809246_n Climbing Mount Livermore in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. Courtesy Photo / Jenise Zuidema

For the past few years, I’ve had a mantra running through my head: “do the thing that scares you.” Since I was young, I’ve been terrified of falling. It didn’t matter if it was slipping down a mountain or the skating rink at the mall. My feet would tingle just watching movies with characters standing on high objects. I…

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