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Two limestone rock walls narrow to a tiny crevice near the Red Waterfront Trail at Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. Lichens and moss cover the rock face, and a few thorny bushes grow by the dark entrance. Shagbark hickories reach up to the skies and provide perches for musical canyon wrens. “You never know who’s going to make it through ‘the Squeeze,’ ” says David Owens, the assistant park supervisor, who’s leading our hike. Undeterred, my eleven-year-old daughter, Amelia, runs right in and races 75 feet to the other side in no time. “I’m done!” she shouts, her words bouncing off the rocks and cliffs surrounding us. “It was dark. Rocky. But you could see the light from the other side.”The “Wild Walk” we’d…
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