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Old 10-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #5634
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It was past 3pm

so we'd checked the maps and scouted out a potential destination for the night. We were headed for the Smith River area which is big among paddlers.



Unbeknownst to us, we were entering a maze of private ranch land in a national forest. I had laid down a waypoint that said "Vague for 4 miles": this is what it looked like on the ground:



regarding the air quality: "if you were sitting around a campfire and the air was this smokey, you'd get up and move to the other side"

and regarding the route: "this is a PERFECTLY good road"



We'd opened and closed a couple of gates with no signs on them by this point, and clearly someone was ranching here:



sure enough, the road got really vague,



and then it would become more visible,

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