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Tackling the rapids
The constant flow of raging water surrounds me. Huge boulders loom up ahead, and on nearly every side steep cliffs tower over me. In other words, this is just an average day on the Salmon River in Idaho.
When I first learned about my school’s rafting trip, I was excited! We would spend about six days going down the river, navigating through rapids, setting and packing up campsites, and making our own food. The only thing that I was anxious about was whether my classmates and I would get along.
It seemed that my fears were coming true when problems began on the very first day of the trip. And as the trip went on, things between all of us only got worse, and I felt increasingly fearful.
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