It seemed like a good idea when I woke up in the morning. Now, however, I’m having my doubts. After all, there is a rather large gorilla stalking up the trail behind me. I’m supposed to stand perfectly still, which isn’t a problem — my legs are rooted to the spot like a tree trunk. Adrenaline is coursing through my body, but instead of a “fight or flight” reaction, I freeze. It doesn’t matter anyway. I’m on the edge of a slope that drops off to a rushing river, so there’s nowhere to go, and no time to get out of the way.

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