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  • I always try to remember to stop and take a picture of a trail blaze whenever I go hiking somewhere new.

    Being lucky enough to learn early in life how to navigate natural spaces, one trip is all I need to memorize a path.

    On trip number two, the blaze is just decoration.

    But on that first trip, it asks "you're new here, aren't you?".
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