The cows tramped the streamside bushes. 5-star camping at Upper Buck Lake. But the miles clicked right along, up over one ridge, down into the valley, back up over the next ridge,,,and on and on. 37. We hiked about 25 miles in this area over the course of four days. I remember the cattle I encountered while hiking to Scout Carson Lake, in the Sierra Nevada mountains. ... Made camp at Gem Lake with few mosquitoes to be seen...but starting around 8PM was when they came out with a vengeance. Good article - both sad & uplifting. Follow the road to a T and turn left onto Crabtree Rd. As dusk approached, the bats came out to provide a splendid aerial display of bug control over the lake. Emigrant Wilderness Stanislaus National Forest - Duration: 5:02. René is an attorney who serves as treasurer on Wilderness Watch's board of directors. I also planned to do some off-trail exploration in the high country. Some of the many meadows, all wet, are apparently really good for fattening up cows. As we followed the trail to the south of Camp Lake, we slapped at mosquitoes that attacked our legs and faces. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/emigrant-wilderness-loop-trail We chose this area based on the reported quality of fishing along the hike. We drove up to Kennedy Meadows, slept in the car, then hit the trail on the morning of the fourth (after a massive breakfast at the Kennedy Meadows Resort). Inputs from the public carry weight, usually! This year, there was a lot of water, which unfortunately meant lots of mosquitoes. Backpacking Emigrant Wilderness Backpacker Magazine BLURB The Emigrant Wilderness is extremely beautiful. Close. Or at least me. For perspective, that speck is my friend. When: 2020/07/17 to 2020/07/19 Distance: ~26 miles. “Wilderness Experienced” is a platform to share stories of recent experiences in Wilderness. By René Voss. We are supposed to be Caretakers of our natural resources, including our precious wildlife. Still, the views made it worth it. ... With a simple long sleeve shirt and my bandana used as a shield over my ears and neck, I was able to tolerate the few mosquitoes (as this would be the case for the entire trip). These pictures are from backpacking in Emigrant Wilderness and a little into Yosemite. Save the Endangered Species Act!!! So they must be remnants from stocking or someone is still stocking trout there (likely remnant). Buck Lakes are tucked away deep in the Emigrant Wilderness, with 20 other lakes within a three mile radius. Return to TYT via Horse Meadow or … I know this because he was wearing a "Larry" belt buckle ... local for sure. The connection to the story here is that "Larry" strikes me as being like much of the public in general, "Well it's like this and they do that and there isn't anything we can do about it and I don't know anything about it and I don't want to know anything about it because if I do, then I might have to do something about it. Walkifornia 7,999 views. Huckleberry Lake, Emigrant Wilderness Issue 48 has been released! Back in Oakland (October 22, 2012) I took a look at the weather report for Emigrant. According to a story Larry had heard from a friend, the Stanislaus NF used to have a backcountry ranger whose job was to patrol the Emigrant. Thank you for keeping us up to date. I can tell you if you check out the environmental record of this administration and the statements of the other candidate you will know whom to support. A lot of smoke in the air from the Ferguson fire. Apparently the Forest Service did not give him an award for Wilderness stewardship and instead transferred the individual out of the district. For perspective, that speck is my friend. It's just as far as Yosemite minus the ridiculous crowds. Any time we stopped, though, they would hone in on us. So, cows, dams, fish stocking, and endangered amphibians are the issues here. It almost got 100 and there was very little shade in some places. Re: Emigrant Wilderness, Granite Lake. The hiker will pass several shallow lakes laden with lilly-pads (surely choked with mosquitoes during the peak of summer) on the way to the lakes. Emigrant Wilderness is a place of great beauty. Click on the photos to make them bigger. Emigrant Wilderness is a protected area in California. Emigrant Wilderness is one of the most popular places for Northern California groups to complete a 50 mile backpacking trip. Six weeks earlier, I enjoyed the abundant wildflowers of Emigrant Wilderness, the reflective waters of Chewing Gum Lake and the voracious blood thirsty mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can particularly troublesome around aptly named Mosquito Pass and Emigrant Lake, even into August. Huge clouds of mosquitoes, visible as balls in the air, awaited us on the trail on the West end of Emigrant Lake. They drove an old bulldozer back and forth blew up a few sticks of dynamite to do required assessment work for the mining claims. Relentless beasts! There are so many trailheads, lakes, and worthwhile routes, that it would be impossible to name them all. These very different materials have been cut, melted, and sculpted into a crazy range of beautiful shapes, colors, and configurations, each of which supports and displays amazing combinations of life. Yes, these wonderful places need to be protected and the wildlife that lives there. ... hiking I made it to Grouse Lake where I had just enough time to pitch my tent and eat a little before dusk fell in and mosquitoes started attacking me. After passing the cows, mosquitoes were our next problem. This tiny meadow is right where the trail hits Emigrant Lake. Yes, Larry seemed to be stating facts, but they are facts that are accepted as the norm, instead of being appalling. His friend asked the district office whether the Forest Service was now dismantling the old dams. He missed the days when you could cast a line in Long Lake and catch 10 trout in an hour at any time of day. How do we change that attitude of indifference, apathy and ignorance by choice? I asked Larry when the Wilderness was created and he said 1971, so I was surprised that I found a hand-writted inscription in concrete in a small dam that was repaired by a trail crew in 1983. It's not a fishing lake, but it can have spectacular sunsets and offers good swimming. According to my Emigrant Wilderness book, there are brookies and rainbows to be had, but I had no luck this November afternoon. The nights were too warm and I overpacked in warm clothing. We need to promote these innocent lives by keeping our wild areas as wild as possible & by keeping OUT aggressive humans whose intent is to destroy all with their greed. We have the internet and education at our fingertips these days, yet most people seem to walk around with blinders on and are content in ignorance and apathy. Larry thought that it was a repair and that most of the dams in the Wilderness were built in the '30s, and that now they are just being left to fall apart on their own. Had it not been for the countless bites we received, this trip would have been perfect. All first-time donations matched! Most of the grass wasn't even that high yet, and it was June 25. [But not with this administration.]. You can enter Emigrant from Yosemtie (Boundary Lake), Hwy 108 (Crabtree, Gianelli Cabin, and Kennedy Meadows), or the Sonora Pass… Box 9765Moscow, ID 83843. ~4k’ elevation gain and loss Conditions: Great! The nights were too warm and I overpacked in warm clothing. Day One: Off to a late start after getting our permit at Pinecrest, where we were warned about lots of snow and high water levels--which we never found. We were back at the car by 4:30pm. Larry thought the Forest Service regulates the ranchers well and monitors the stubble height of the grass or whatever else the cows eat so it doesn't get below 5 inches. Still, the views made it worth it. The National Wilderness Preservation System. He missed the days when you could cast a line in Long Lake and catch 10 trout in an hour at any time of day. Other hikes in Emigrant Wilderness Off Grid Log Cabin: Alone with my Dog in an Ice Storm - Duration: 40:11. Download ... We'd heard by this point that the mosquitoes at Emigrant Lake were horrific, and that was our next stop. It was HOT. Trailhead: Start by heading up to Dodge Ridge Ski Area on Highway 108, and turn right towards the cross country ski trails/experimental forest (just before reaching the lift area). Emigrant Wilderness is wildly infamous for clouds of blood sucking vampires. Apparently the Forest Service did not give him an award for Wilderness stewardship and instead transferred the individual out of the district. Emigrant Wilderness - Chewing Gum Lake I just finished my second trip to Chewing Gum Lake (8700ft) in Emigrant Wilderness. 22 comments. Strangely, dawn seemed fine. Explore the most popular trails in my list Emigrant Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you. Glad to see that some parts of the Wilderness is doing well. Larry was happy to report that someone caught a golden trout in one of the lakes recently, which surprised me because goldens are only native in the Sequoia National Forest. Copyright © 2020 Wilderness Watch. And I feel the same about livestock in our Wilderness Areas and in our National Forests. Sure, it doesn't have the falls like Yosemite, but it's got the solitude. American Citizens deserve better and OUR voices need to be heard above the destructive nature of Greedy Corporations and rampant Ignorance. Ignorance is bliss and besides, there are plenty of tree huggers out there that will take care of it for us, so we don't have to do anything." But the miles clicked right along, up over one ridge, down into the valley, back up over the next ridge,,,and on and on. Trekking Along the Emigrant & Yosemite Wilderness Boundary Posted on July 10, 2008 March 9, 2017 A couple weeks ago, while fires burned down below filling the sky with smoke, I went on a 38-mile trek along the Emigrant and Yosemite Wilderness boundary … All Rights Reserved. We encourage readers to engage the authors and other commenters through the comment feature. I absolutely loved this post. Emigrant Wilderness is located between Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevadas. Let's keep our natural spaces natural and wild!!! What a bad joke of a system. Yet those in power continue to exploit both for man's unending greed and indifference. Those times I've went, I can count the number of people I've run into on two hands. Crabtree Trail- Emigrant Wilderness- Stanislaus National Forest- CA This hike is an outback or loop trail. Wilderness Experienced. Wildflowers were great. He was staring at me as I walked by, in the open. By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://wildernesswatch.org/, Wilderness WatchP.O. The mosquitoes were very bad. Tiger Lily. Emigrant Wilderness is one of the most popular places for Northern California groups to complete a 50 mile backpacking trip. different Emigrant Wilderness and Northwestern Yosemite. Explore Emigrant Wilderness - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you. So his friend showed the official a video of the backcountry ranger tearing down one of the rock dams by hand. The politics here are horrendous and in my county they seem hellbent on wiping out everything as fast as they can. Since deer are hunted in the Emigrant Wilderness during hunting season, the deer tend to be fairly elusive. He said he had seen many changes since he first started hiking there as a kid. Keep the cows OUT of the Wilderness! We did a two night backpacking trip to the Emigrant Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada. I asked Larry when the Wilderness was created and he said 1971, so I was surprised that I found a hand-writted inscription in concrete in a small dam that was repaired by a trail crew in 1983. It is located in the Emigrant Wilderness which is just 4 hours outside of San Francisco. Location: Emigrant Wilderness, Tuolumne County Trailhead: Kennedy Meadows, elevation 6,300 feet Kennedy Lake elevation: 7,800 feet Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet Hiking Distance: 7.7 miles Best seasons: Late spring through mid-fall Campsites: Along Kennedy Creek Popular activities: Hiking, fishing, horseback riding, hunting, photography, wildflower viewing, peak climbing Wednesday, 02 September 2020 Wilderness Experienced ... out of the Wilderness I struck an interesting conversation with a fellow hiker who was local and had been visiting the Emigrant Wilderness for over 50 years. continue these kinds of information stories. 22 comments. Larry was happy to report that someone caught a golden trout in one of the lakes recently, which surprised me because goldens are only native in the Sequoia National Forest. Lows in the mid 40’s F. Highs around 80 F. Clear skies throughout the weekend. Apparently there used to be many wooden signs in the Wilderness that told hikers how far it was to get to certain lakes, similar to the Yosemite backcountry, but the Forest Service removed those a few years ago because they were "unsightly," according to Larry. level 2. We understand this is major issue. I was worried that this backcountry would be packed with people, given its easy reach from the Bay Area, and the holiday weekend. Just keep man and development out of the Nature Preserves. It almost got 100 and there was very little shade in some places. His friend asked the district office whether the Forest Service was now dismantling the old dams. share. Posted by 5 years ago. The herd muddied the streams, and left manure in the open spaces. These very different materials have been cut, melted, and sculpted into a crazy range of beautiful shapes, colors, and configurations, each of which supports and displays amazing combinations of life. ... which makes fishing very difficult. So when Joni Ernst praises Trump for deregulating farmers who pollute our waterways, this place is now threatened, correct? Emigrant Wilderness is wildly infamous for clouds of blood sucking vampires. So they must be remnants from stocking or someone is still stocking trout there (likely remnant). Emigrant Wilderness, insane amounts of water due to record snow this season. The Forest Service official said they were not but were just letting them fall apart naturally over the seasons. This is a popular trailhead in the Emigrant Wilderness, offering a straight shot into the heart country and passing by a maximum number of lakes. emigrant wilderness mosguito pass stanislaus national forest Seemed like the water was warm and the fish had moved deeper as I did not see as many cruisers as I did the last two years I was up there. So, cows, dams, fish stocking, and endangered amphibians are the issues here. The area was preserved as wilderness in 1975, signs of human "exploration" still remain. He said he had seen many changes since he first started hiking there as a kid. I am with the rest of you on this. They literally don't know anything about where they live, or vacation and seem dumbstruck and at times annoyed by learning something new. share. Like many Sierra Nevada locations, there are plenty of lakes, established primitive camp sites and sweeping views after every climb. Many corporations wouldn't be able to do this without our consumerism. The Hike: Piute Lake (Emigrant Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada mountains) Trailhead: Crabtree (In and out with lollipop loop) Duration: 3 days 2 nights Length: 16 miles (13 additional miles for the day hike) Elevation Gain: 1600 ft (1,100' additional gain for the day hike) The Pack: Osprey Exos 58 Sleep System: my favorite set up –… Backpacking Emigrant Wilderness Loops. Please refrain from personal attacks and harassment, using rude or disruptive language, providing misinformation, or promoting violence or illegal activities. There were lots of birds in the high country, and some were very tame and let me approach or even approached me, like the black yellow and grey warbler that seemed to want to check me out. 52 miles in 6 days. After Camp Lake, the scenery became even more spectacular. Backpacking emigrant wilderness to buck lake. Location location location:) Tanks fur Sharon! Box 9175Missoula, MT 59807P: 406-542-2048E: wild@wildernesswatch.orgMinneapolis, MN Office2833 43rd Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN 55406, P: 612-201-9266Moscow, ID OfficeP.O. But navigation was not an issue as there was a single sign at each of the trail intersections telling hikers they were on the right path. I've been here twice and have couldn't have been happier with my experiences. I am a Western Upstate New York native originally and still am in my heart, but moved to Central Florida about 14 years ago, in part for the wildlife here. i have seen a huge decline in wildlife populations in just a few short years. I, for one, can’t wait to go back. Emigrant Wilderness, insane amounts of water due to record snow this season. Apparently there used to be many wooden signs in the Wilderness that told hikers how far it was to get to certain lakes, similar to the Yosemite backcountry, but the Forest Service removed those a few years ago because they were "unsightly," according to Larry. Remnants. ... Made camp at Gem Lake with few mosquitoes to be seen...but starting around 8PM was when they came out with a vengeance. Cattle in wilderness areas = cow pies in the meadows where you need to pitch your tent. The next morning I went on. level 2. He said he had seen many changes since he first started hiking there as a kid. Emigrant Wilderness and its associated strips of Toiyabe, Hoover, and Yosemite give us a kaleidoscopic range of terrains of very different materials. great stuff, Rene-makes me wish I was there as well. Hopefully, in a few weeks the last of the snow will melt off, the ground will become a bit drier, and there won’t be as many mosquitoes out. Many people don't understand, perhaps by choice, the connections between what they are doing and what is happening to our planet. Wednesday, 02 September 2020 ... out of the Wilderness I struck an interesting conversation with a fellow hiker who was local and had been visiting the Emigrant Wilderness for over 50 years. I picked up my Emigrant Wilderness permit at the Summit Ranger Station right after it opened at 8:30 am. Larry thought the Forest Service regulates the ranchers well and monitors the stubble height of the grass or whatever else the cows eat so it doesn't get below 5 inches. The first thing I did was buy a Florida Audubon book because I wanted to understand the environment here and the wildlife. Keep saving our animal species. Please be respectful and thoughtful in your response, and focus your comments on the issues/experiences. the 4th of July weekend we hiked out of Gianelli Trailhead for five days of adventure and mosquitoes. 'Skeeters were plentiful and mildly annoying but not overbearing. The Wild Emigrant:  Cows, Dams, and Damn Mosquitoes. Thanks for the story and for all that you do. As I was walking out of the Wilderness I struck an interesting conversation with a fellow hiker who was local and had been visiting the Emigrant Wilderness for over 50 years. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ archanaasokan 1 month ago . View it in your web browser, P.O. Emigrant Wilderness: A Profile ROG 16-25 12/2019 The 113,000-acre Emigrant Wilderness is located in the Stanislaus National Forest, on the upper west-ern slope of the central Sierra Nevada mountain range. Missoula, Montana. PICS. Then they partied. The secondary trails are often shortcuts to major destinations and can cut several miles off a trip which else follow the pack trail. Flies all around and trampled, broken down creek banks = dirty, polluted [manure] water. I normally don't go there until late July at the earliest because the mosquitoes can be so bad, but am afraid they may be around until later in the season this year. save hide report. While backpacking and filming the beauty of Emigrant Wilderness in the Emigrant Basin near Grizzly Peak and Lake I was attacked by thousands of mosquitoes. Images and Information: ALTERNATIVE ROUTE from Mosquito Pass Junction to Snow Lake for Backpacker Magazine . The Emigrant is most easily accessible from Hwy 108, with many visitors entering from near Pinecrest Lake or Kennedy Meadows. celagiya Chewing Gum Lake is a beautiful little camping spot not far inside the Emigrant Wilderness. Man alone is responsible for the destruction of air, water, land and wildlife - Rich and powerful companies continue to destroy our lands, wildlife and ultimately us. We reserve the right to reject comments. The mosquitoes were there but not so bad as our comrades in backpacking had lead us to believe and not bad enough that Chad, who is one of those folks whose body chemistry renders them the mosquito equivalent of broccoli to an 8 year old, needed a bug net. Emigrant Wilderness . Some of the many meadows, all wet, are apparently really good for fattening up cows. At dusk, the mosquitoes were swarming and we were all cowering in our tents. Lucky for me I missed the cow season, even though I saw lots of evidence of cattle, even a thousand feet up my ascent of Granite Dome. There were a few mosquitoes at Emigrant Lake this weekend. are not part of that! The Emigrant Wilderness is crisscrossed by several heavily used pack train trails and several smaller, lightly used secondary trails. It is an elongated area that extends northeast about 25 miles (40 km) in length and up to 15 miles (24 km) in width. Start from Kennedy meadow. Favorite Photos/Videos But otherwise, the trees were stunning, the landscape was pristine, and glorious Wilderness survives in the Emigrant. A Supplement to the Backpacking Routes of the TYT-PCT through Emigrant Wilderness depicted on the Trail Guide. Click on the photos to make them bigger. Larry thought that it was a repair and that most of the dams in the Wilderness were built in the '30s, and that now they are just being left to fall apart on their own. His name was Larry. Emigrant Wilderness, August 19 - 23, 2005. I was able to sit outside pretty much all day without issue. We fished several surrounding Lakes for 7 days and caught over a dozen big browns and rainbows (16-24") having our best luck DEEP within Emigrant Lake. The biggest thing that struck me like a Mac truck after moving here was the blatant ignorance of Florida's environment by just about every person here, native or not. Backpacking Mokelumne Wilderness Loop (3D/2N) July 6, 2020 A 3-day backpacking loop in Mokelumne Wilderness, featuring magnificent alpine lakes, side summits, and if your timing is right, epic wildflower displays. Wilderness is wilderness and cow pies, chomped down grass, introduced species (a huge problem in Florida), etc. Jan 5, 2018 - Explore Jeff W's board "Emigrant Wilderness" on Pinterest. Since deer are hunted in the Emigrant Wilderness during hunting season, the deer tend to be fairly elusive. Most of the grass wasn't even that high yet, and it was June 25. Emigrant Wilderness, Iceland Lake. I even hear a few frogs on my second night, which was encouraging. If you should seek other waters, nearby Emigrant Lake should be just what you were seeking. Emigrant Wilderness Backpacking Trip August 16 - 25, 2019 Bob and Jennifer: 9 Nights, 10 Days, 22.6 Miles Backpacking, 50 Miles Day Hiking See Favorite Photos/Videos, Day by Day Narrative and Photos, Emigrant Wilderness Map, Equipment/Food/Supply Notes. Every one of us must vote. We are all mandated to save not destroy the Earth & the inhabitants the Earth hosts. ... My girlfriend and I decided to head to Emigrant for a quick overnight for the Fourth of July. 12 reviews of Emigrant Wilderness "Emigrants Wilderness is a great place for backpacking and/or day hikes. There was nowhere to take cover, if that thing had charged. Emigrant Wilderness is a protected area in California. Grizzly Adams Having trouble viewing this email? Rainbow trout can be caught in Emigrant Lake. Keep vigilant. We had asked for time off from work months ago to visit friends on the East Coast, but the pandemic changed our plans. Maps, miles, elevations of Mosquito Pass route off TYT to Emigrant, Bluebird, Maxwell Lakes. save hide report. Archived. Mosquitoes were still out at higher elevation which was a little surprising. Hiking the Emigrant Wilderness and Leopold Lake. The mosquitoes were very bad. A 2 day/1 night backpacking loop in Emigrant Wilderness to the beautiful Lilypad and Bear lakes, with a sunset ridge recommendation. I planned a 3-night trip to Emigrant Wilderness to fish Emigrant Lake and some smaller lakes. One day in early summer, we were hiking through the Emigrant Wilderness, planning to make camp at Snow Lake. Bordered on the south by Yosemite National Park and on the east by the Hoover Wilderness on the Toiyabe National Forest, this wilderness Huge clouds of mosquitoes, visible as balls in the air, awaited us on the trail on the West end of Emigrant Lake. Dusk was worst (but not all that awful). Though the peaks of the Emigrant Wilderness might not be as high or as dramatic as those of the Desolation Wilderness, they dominated our views in all directions. According to Larry, the ranchers drive the cattle into the Wilderness after July 1. We put on repellent and walked through as fast as we could, and didn't have too much problem. Not SEKI, but I was in Emigrant Wilderness south of highway 108 a week ago at about 7,500 feet. July 2016. keep it coming! Sure, some of those other lakes require a lot of up-and-down and round-about hiking, but Buck Lakes will provide enough great fishing to keep you busy for a long weekend in the back country. Thank you for your cooperation and support. The Wild Emigrant: Cows, Dams, and Damn Mosquitoes. It is about 50 miles east of Sonora off Hwy 108. There were cow patties in all the meadows, and some of the trails in the meadow were likely from the cows. This was the only stretch of trail where mosquitoes seemed to be an issue. I called in the ranger station and asked the ranger about the mosquitoes condition; they said that it was fairly low, so i thought that i was a good time to. The campsite was on the lake, near a meadow partially covered with puddles of water from the snowmelt. Lucky for me I missed the cow season, even though I saw lots of evidence of cattle, even a thousand feet up my ascent of Granite Dome. We had builders here that murdered 11 River Otters and our county and state government did nothing. I guess the question is, "How do you get the rest of the people, the Larrys and general population to give a damn about any of this enough to change the behavior? There were cow patties in all the meadows, and some of the trails in the meadow were likely from the cows. Killing off native animals - then pasturing domestic livestock in places they have no right to be. As I briefly mentioned in my first comment, I implore all of us that talk about saving nature and protecting its critters: use the one really powerful action we "little people" have. Super User. It was HOT. June through October are the best times weather-wise to visit Emigrant Wilderness; however, the trail does tend to open in May when the snow has cleared the roads. No grazing in the wilderness! Most worrisome, the herd included a big bull. The Wild Emigrant: Cows, Dams, and Damn Mosquitoes. Day One: Off to a late start after getting our permit at Pinecrest, where we were warned about lots of snow and high water levels--which we never found. There were lots of birds in the high country, and some were very tame and let me approach or even approached me, like the black yellow and grey warbler that seemed to want to check me out. Day Hike to Chewing Gum Lake, Lake Powell, and Burt Rock from Gianelli Cabin – Emigrant Wilderness, Stanislaus National Forest. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ archanaasokan 1 month ago . As I was walking out of the Wilderness I struck an interesting conversation with a fellow hiker who was local and had been visiting the Emigrant Wilderness for over 50 years. Rainbow trout can be caught in Emigrant Lake. I'm afraid I don't understand that. EDIT: Oh, 'Skeeters were worse in the shade than the sun. Between Lunch Meadow and Emigrant Lake. They were worse than that. The Wild Emigrant: Cows, Dams, and Damn Mosquitoes. August 10, 2011 by Norbert Haupt. I hiked in Labor Day weekend 1971 before Congressional action on the Designation bill to see the old mining claims up against the northern boundary of Yosemite National Park. Box 9175  |  Missoula, MT 59807  |  wildernesswatch.org  |  DONATE. Maybe that's what all the mosquitos are waiting for, and they mistook me and my fellow hikers for cows. Share your story. 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