Another car blows by. I drop my arm and fold in my thumb. The driver didn't even look at me. He was staring down the road as though he saw something so interesting out there he couldn't take his eyes off it. It's a common response: I'll act like I don't see him so maybe he won't see me so I won't have to think about him standing there in the cold while I fly right past. The emperor's new clothes in reverse. I understand. Nobody likes to feel guilty. Or maybe he doesn't feel guilty at all.
Farmland stacks to the sky on a trek through the Ifugao Rice Terraces. Be careful for this one,” says Jonathan Domondon as he delicately steps over a thorny branch fallen across the trail. “We call it lupa. If it touches your skin, it will cause a severe rash, bad fever, and you’ll be sick for days. Our forefathers blocked the trails with lupa to stop the Japanese invasion in World War II.”Jonathan—26 years old, wearing shorts and a T-shirt—is our guide and a trained naturalist.
We'd summited at dusk and had been rappelling in the dark for hours. No idea where we were going, just rapping to the end of the knotted ropes then searching for a new anchor, the beams of our headlamps bobbing across the granite. So far this had worked. We'd sling a horn or slot in a stopper and rap. But somewhere in the middle of a 2,000-foot face in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains, the cracks disappeared. “Nothing here but a bush!” my climbing partner Oliver Deshler shouted up.
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Selecting a term
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