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Samantha War climbs up a very sheer rock face. She is only about halfway up, and it is obvious that the climb is treacherous. Trees and roots surround her, indicating that she is deep in the woods.

Story by Samantha War/ Contributing Writer Hanging there, 100 feet in the air, a rope attached to my harness, I started to cry.  This was the last climb of my four-day camping and climbing trip at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.  My last climb on a vertical sandstone wall was a route called “There’s …

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Hammond Story by Carley Olejniczak / Contributing Writer Thomas Hammond said goodnight to his friends and zipped up his tent. He undressed, tucked Sam in for bed and settled down for the night. He listened to the sound of rain pattering against the outside of his tent, just as it had …