Being alone on the precipice of the unknown, relying on raw senses to guide, is exhilarating. A certain brazenness is required to explore this unfamiliar forest. Awareness of the surroundings must take focus. This is a wild area; rightly so because of the inhabitants. Many plants and animals have evolved to take advantage of when my guard is let down. Venomous animals and poisonous plants, large and small, will wound or kill if allowed. Many can’t deal with being this alone. I feel the rewards outweigh the possible repercussions.