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Margaret Neuman snapped this photo with her cell phone after the group had already sped through 10 miles of terrain. It was the first time any of the trio felt there was enough safety to stop for a photo. Six more miles lay ahead until the trio reached a trailhead and their ride out of the wildfire.

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Imagine a vast, fantastic forest wilderness at your disposal, a week’s vacation ahead and two friends to share your backpacking adventure with.

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