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  • They’ve traveled a million miles in pursuit of adrenaline.
    Outside adventure that’s equal parts Hemingway and Muir.

    Whether it’s a wild goose chase on the Texas Gulf coast
    Or a slow, relentless march across a Kansas pheasant field,

    They’ve tracked, kicked, climbed, chased, caught and released.
    They’ve been scratched, cut, burned, doused and stained with blood.

    Wilderness is fascinating because nature doesn't suffer fools well.
    Just beyond the flush of a covey of quail, sits a coiled rattlesnake.

    Nature is also prescient, wary, protective and ultimately sacred.
    The eggs are safe from raccoons because of a fortress of prickly pear.

    Be careful going through waist-high weeds and the stubble of corn stalks.
    The best boots still leave tracks and the predator can become the prey.

    Photo by A. Young 2012
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