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SURVIVE | Stuck in the Mud

I was camped near Ebbetts Pass in the Sierra. I was going to take a hike with a friend, who backed out, so I went alone. That may have been a mistake — though if she had come, both of us might have been stuck. —Helen Archerd

I wanted to get to the shore of a small lake, but it was off-trail and there was a lot of mud, which was made even stickier by droppings from Canada geese.

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