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Team: North
Michael Murphy
Sunday, August 11
August 11
Dear America:
Field Report, Day 12. Sunday, August 11. 21 miles. Half Moon Park.

Today started like every other day in the Bob, with a horse ride. It ended at 7:00 p.m., 21 miles, the continental divide, and another pass later. Everyone is tired tonight.
On the way to the continental divide pass (Observation Pass) we had to ride along the edge of some cliffs. I donít think I like riding on the edge. I donít mind hiking the edge, but on a horse itís a little scary. The stock the Rich family outfitters use are excellent, but you still feel a little out of control.
The ride was cool, we had our usual cloud cover, and the scenery was on a grand scale. After crossing the continental divide we ate lunch on a limestone outcrop that also afforded great views. About a long mile before we got to Half Moon Peak we rode along the Chinese Wall (?). It had two major springs gushing out of the side of this 1,000í high cliff. The springs made great waterfalls. The wall is curved and it is probably five to eight miles long. I attempted a shot from my horse, but I donít think it will turn out. At Half Moon Peak the wall is 800 feet high and curved also. This is a beautiful spot.
Personal note: Today Janet, my wife, gets home from Mt. Whitney. I thought about her and the trip all day. I prayed all week for her safety and for the group to be safe and have a great trip. I miss her and love her very much.
I called Janet tonight on the satellite phone at 10:00 p.m. for a couple of minutes. It sure was great hearing her voice. She said everything went well on the trip.
for Sunday, August 11
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