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Notes from Nepal: a Trek, a Reticent Guide, and a Lesson Learned.

It was only the third day and I was ready to quit. Trekking the Annapurna Circuit had lived up to the hype. Each mountainous bend unfurled to lush terraced rice fields, gnarled and foggy thickets and, of course, the unbelievable expanse of the Himalayas. In late August, Nepal becomes increasingly dry, which marks the start of hiking season. Yet less welcome surprises were wearing me down, chief among them were bed leeches and a reticent guide.

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