Me in 1993

This is me in 1993 on a backpacking trip in southeastern Ohio. I started backpacking in high school and continued into my college years. Since moving to Alaska, however, I've avoided it.

Why? Bears.

Living in Alaska, we actually know people who've been mauled or killed by bears. It's rare, but it still scares the bejeesus out of me.

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