Colorado - Borrowed Paradise | Photography by Will Crites-Krumm
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Mount Zirkel Wilderness, Colorado / The trickle of a small stream is probably one of the most popular white noises, used for everything from meditation to massage to pre-takeoff airline videos. Personally, I've always preferred the roar of a rushing river. To sit on a rock--as close as I can get to a tumbling fall or a grand rapid--and be surrounded by the chorus of a trillion water droplets, each with its own trajectory as it splashes down the mountain slope. To fill my ears with the noise of it all, to fill my head with awe at it all. And to think of how this river making me feel so much awe is just one of millions, just a tiny fraction of the earth's collective river system, all flowing into one other in their tireless journey to the sea.

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