Fear is a common theme during the month of October. At Halloween, many of us have nail-biting horror films, spine-chilling murder mysteries, or dark haunted houses on our minds. As strange as it might seem, some people truly enjoy being terrified! Now, I won’t concede to being an adrenaline junkie or thrill-seeker per se, but I will admit that I find the anticipation of a new challenge quite exhilarating. One of the most recent personal challenges I faced took place during a recent backpacking trip with my brother Travis.