People ask me all the time, “Aren’t you afraid of X/Y/Z (animal) alone in the woods?” And I say over and over again, I’m much more scared of PEOPLE. And I thought I just left Colorado City but hiking out I realize I still have to walk through another fundamentalist neighborhood in the boonies (pictured up ahead)… And yeah I’m scared. I don’t want to be wife #5! These fundamentalist people are mostly inbred and some of them are really stupid* and yeah, I’m scared.
But whatever, keep on walking, quit the gawking. *According to Wikipedia, “The Colorado City/Hildale, Utah area has the world’s highest incidence of fumarase deficiency, an extremely rare genetic condition which causes severe Intellectual disability. Geneticists attribute this to the prevalence of cousin marriage between descendants of two of the town’s founders, Joseph Smith Jessop and John Y. Barlow; at least half the double community’s roughly 8,000 inhabitants are descended from one or both.