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Mom Knows Best

fter we published Ted Alvarez’s account of taking his mother on her first backpacking trip (“Mom’s Big Adventure,” August 2018), one anonymous reader wrote in to ask for an update. “Mom had a hard time picking a favorite moment from red rock country, but she says the solitude and accomplishment she found in Capitol Reef offered the longest-lasting rewards,” Ted says. And she’s planning another life-list hike in Glacier or

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