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If you could venture deep into the rainforest for a week, would you go? Metalsmith Sue Amendolara did, 23 years ago, when she visited Ecuador on a hiking trip. She traveled through the Amazon River basin with a group in a dugout canoe, following a machete-wielding guide by day and sleeping on the jungle floor under mosquito nets amid unfamiliar sounds at night. “Growing up, I didn’t spend much time outdoors. My family actually never even went camping,” she recalls. “What we did a lot, though, was travel to bigger cities in the US and abroad, and I guess all those family outings must have in some way emboldened me enough to also take on that once-in-a-lifetime, extreme adventure.”
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