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Team: North
Michael Murphy
Sunday, August 18
My brother shows up.
Dear America:
Field Report, Day 19

Jaime Arnold, the Helena National Forest Ranger/guide for today, met us at 9:00 in our camp. She led us on our, what seemed like a stroll, hike for the day. The hike was on dirt roads and forested trails up to McDonald Pass. We only had to do about eight miles and the terrain was only steep occasionally, so we were able to get back to camp by 2:30.

Jaime did a great job; her hiking pace was perfect, since it matched mine. When we got to our group camp she volunteered to help me find other Pat and his wife, Lisa. They had emailed me on the 15th that they would like to come and see me. The group campground is down the road from the Cromwell-Dixon campground and is not marked. I went to leave a message so they could find me. Jaime drove to the vista point to show me Monday’s route and we found Pat and lisa.

My brother and sister-in-law drove me to Helena for a shower. The rest of the trek team was already there. We showered at a health club. We did not have time to work out. I guess I will have to rely on the long trail days to keep me in shape.

After dinner in camp, we followed Kurt to the Charter Oak Mine for a tour of a historic mine that is preserved. The tour was very interesting. I took a picture of a huge packrat that walked along the eves of the pump house. It was the biggest rat I have every seen.

Later that night we all went to town to give Ravi a cheerful and tearful sendoff. His time as our Dr. was up and he had to go back to North Carolina to work. He will be missed.
for Sunday, August 18
North South Both




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Team: North
Michael Murphy
Camping, Lewis & Clark style: Mike Murphy gets cozy in his buffalo robe near Clark Canyon Reservoir
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Thursday, September 19
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Tuesday, September 10
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Saturday, September 7
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Tuesday, September 3
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Friday, August 30
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Thursday, August 29
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Wednesday, August 28
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Tuesday, August 27
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Monday, August 26
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Monday, August 26
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Saturday, August 24
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Friday, August 23
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Thursday, August 22
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Wednesday, August 21
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Tuesday, August 20
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Tuesday, August 20
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Monday, August 19
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Sunday, August 18
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Wednesday, August 14
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Tuesday, August 13
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Saturday, August 10
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Thursday, August 8
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Tuesday, August 6
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Monday, August 5
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Thursday, August 1
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Monday, July 22
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Wednesday, December 31
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