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Forest Path 2 by James Mills
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Wild wood by James Mills
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Peak District, UK

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Wildwood 2 by James Mills
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Peak District, UK

Day Five

I had to keep moving. Not so much because I wanted to, in truth my whole body hurt after a few extremely cold nights. But I had to make sure my extremities did not succumb to hypothermia, and I needed water. The first few brooks I found were covered in thick ice which I could not penetrate. But this one was sheathed with a thin layer, and much-needed water was given to me by my gracious host, the Forest. And, most importantly, I was still alone without having seen another human for days.

(Photo: d.)