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A Meal for Midges

While Matt Kettmann was battling for survival out in the Sespe Wilderness, our fearless senior editor also fed about a zillion biting midges. “I didn’t really notice the bites much until we were done,” he said of the no-see-ums he met while leaping, climbing, and trying to keep from falling on the journey described in our Blue & Green cover spread, which he also edited in between itches. “I was much more concerned with just making it to the end of the hike.”

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