Every year, tourists embark on overnight hikes into the wilderness of Chugach National Forest, a stunning piece of southern Alaska, returning with a fantastic experience that they will never forget. They relive it in their dreams and go over the astonishing details at campfires, spreading the word about this cradle of natural unity. This ends up sending more excited travelers into its mesmerizing depths to see such majestic beauty that no other region on Earth could come close to.
The human mind is hardwired to block memories too traumatizing to process, often leaving behind a nonlinear blurred mess. That is not always enough; people subconsciously base their behavior in certain situations on past experiences, which is why such blackouts are automatically inter-meshed with brief imaginary flashbacks, inserting mundane false memories to re-merge an experience to a consistent timeline.
Why do those who have spent extended periods of time in that particular forest often say that days can go by in a flash?
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