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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Friday, August 9
The Support Team
I've had a lot of time to think today about what it means to be on the support team for the American Frontiers Trek. We had to do a lot of driving and a lot of waiting. All of the vehicles had to have the tires changed out, so we drove to Deming and spent about five hours there. Sometimes there are negative feelings associated with support. The media seem interested only in the Trekkers. I've had many reporters ask me, "are you a Trekker?" When I say no, they move on. In the beginning of the Trek I thought that I might get to go along with the Trekkers, but we have six vehicles, and six support team members, so we each have to drive. Tonight we didn't get to our campground until after 9:00 p.m. I was so exhausted, that I decided to sleep in the backseat of the truck instead of setting up my tent in the dark. My long legs were cramped all night and I didn't sleep much. Vipul had to return home today, so we were all sad. He has brought so much humor to our camp. That means we not only lost our physician, but also a driver. The support team must make sure the Trekkers are picked up and dropped off at the right places, and that they have the proper gear. But there are a lot of positive aspects of being on the support team. We get to take day trips to see stupendous places, like the Gila Cliff Dwellings. Also, we share a lot of fun comradarie with each other, and we have lots of free time. The Trekkers often don't get breaks. For instance, after the horse ride, they have to drive many miles, then walk 8 miles before coming to camp to rest. The support team gets more computer time also. I'm gaining lots of experiences. I can drive a 4 x 4 diesel truck hauling a trailer up and down precarious mountain roads. Time has slowed down for us. We rarely see a newspaper or hear a report of what's going on in the world. Our job is to follow and support the Trekkers. We're having a great time along the way.
for Friday, August 9
North South Both




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Team: South
Kay Gandy
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Friday, October 25
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Saturday, September 28
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Public Lands Day
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Friday, September 27
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Team Joining
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Thursday, September 26
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The End Is Near
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Wednesday, September 25
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Tree Hugs And Salmon
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Tuesday, September 24
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Dinosaurs
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Saturday, September 21
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The South Team
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Thursday, September 19
Kay Gandy
ATV Haven
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Wednesday, September 18
Kay Gandy
SNOW
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Tuesday, September 17
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The River Crossing
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Monday, September 16
Kay Gandy
Mountains out of Molehills
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Sunday, September 15
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Solitude
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Saturday, September 14
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The Free Day
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Friday, September 13
Kay Gandy
Waterfalls
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Thursday, September 12
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Back in the Routine
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Wednesday, September 11
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Remembering America
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Tuesday, September 10
Kay Gandy
Planet of the Apes
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Monday, September 9
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Rainbow Bridge and Orange Beach
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Saturday, September 7
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Paria Plateau
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Friday, September 6
Kay Gandy
Rivers and Lakes and Rainbows
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Thursday, September 5
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The Wave
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Wednesday, September 4
Kay Gandy
The Condors
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Tuesday, September 3
Kay Gandy
Trekking with the Trekkers
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Monday, September 2
Kay Gandy
The Mule Ride
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Sunday, September 1
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The Grand Canyon Lodge
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Saturday, August 31
Kay Gandy
The 14 mile Hike
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Friday, August 30
Kay Gandy
The School Program
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Thursday, August 29
Kay Gandy
Half-way Party
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Wednesday, August 28
Kay Gandy
Lost Glasses
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Tuesday, August 27
Kay Gandy
The Arizona Trail
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Monday, August 26
Kay Gandy
Sunrise at the Canyon
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Sunday, August 25
Kay Gandy
Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater
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Saturday, August 24
Kay Gandy
Disappointments
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Friday, August 23
Kay Gandy
Eldon Pueblo
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Thursday, August 22
Kay Gandy
Outback Steaks
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Wednesday, August 21
Kay Gandy
Flagstaff
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Tuesday, August 20
Kay Gandy
Dancing in the Moonlight
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Sunday, August 18
Kay Gandy
Woods Canyon
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Saturday, August 17
Kay Gandy
Peach Pancakes
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Friday, August 16
Kay Gandy
Ballad of the Southern Trekkers
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Thursday, August 15
Kay Gandy
Graduation Day
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Wednesday, August 14
Kay Gandy
Quiet Day
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Tuesday, August 13
Kay Gandy
The ATV Ride
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Monday, August 12
Kay Gandy
At the Motel
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Sunday, August 11
Kay Gandy
Waiting for the Trekkers
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Saturday, August 10
Kay Gandy
The Cat Walk
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Friday, August 9
Kay Gandy
The Support Team
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Friday, August 9
Kay Gandy
The Long Drive
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Friday, August 9
Kay Gandy
The Long Drive
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Thursday, August 8
Kay Gandy
The Ballad of the Trekkers
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Wednesday, August 7
Kay Gandy
Round Table Discussion
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Tuesday, August 6
Kay Gandy
The Last Hike
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Monday, August 5
Kay Gandy
The Nose Rings
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Sunday, August 4
Kay Gandy
The Backpacking Trip
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Saturday, August 3
Kay Gandy
Doing the Laundry
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Friday, August 2
Kay Gandy
Lake Valley School
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Thursday, August 1
Kay Gandy
Horse Canyon
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Wednesday, July 31
Kay Gandy
The Trek Begins
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Wednesday, July 31
Kay Gandy
What was the highlight of your first day on the Trek? (responses from the Southern team)
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