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Team: South
Julie Overbaugh
Monday, August 19
Day 20 - Mountain Bike Ride
I wake up early. Stephen Maurer, Lisa Madsen, and Antal get up early. Great coffee is ready by 5:30, and breakfast is ready shortly after 6, just like it should be. It is a hardy breakfast of eggs, potatoes, cheese and tortillas. Our trek activity today is to ride our mountain bike, 28-30 miles. It is along the Mogollon Rim. It is beautiful day. We start early at 7 am. I ride along the rim trail in Woods Canyon Lake on my way to the Rim road and ride through a herd of elk. I stop and watch them for as long as they let me. I feel privileged to be among them. The light is just breaking through the woods. It is beautiful. The first hour of the ride is a little harder for me. Then I begin to get my rhythm. The road is up and down. Then we start getting closer to the rim and the vistas are spectacular. I begin to ride faster and the downhill’s become longer and better and I get faster. I love it. The road has lots of washboard and gravel and it actually makes for squirrelly riding. It keeps my attention. It is just what I need for today. The longer I ride the happier I get. I stop to take pictures of the beautiful vistas.
All of a sudden, I look behind me and there is Richard. I don’t know when I passed him, but it is great and we ride together. There is little traffic on the road. Then I turn to see Stephen, Lisa, and Antal in their red SUV. They stop and we visit for a while. Then it is off to catch up with Richard again. Today the Trek Team did things differently. Normally we never leave each other, but today we ride separately. It is fun to have to ride at my own pace. I reach General Springs around 10:30 am.

We have lunch and then it is off for a field trip. We have a presentation on the Historic Battles and Indian Wars. It is an interagency and intercultural presentation. Vincent Randall, Donald Decker, Elizabeth Rocha, and Rozella Hines are Yavapai-Apache representatives. Vincent Randall is a historian, teacher, and is the former chairman of the Yavapai-Apache. He is a large man with an enormous presence. He has a presence of peace and acceptance. Donald Decker is the Apache Cultural representative. Elizabeth Rocha and Rozella Hines are both Apache language teachers. They are elders that are experts in the Apache language. They teach the Apache language to young children. I spend the afternoon with these four wonderful people. I very much enjoy being in their presence and listening to them. I ask many questions. All are answered. I will not attempt to tell the tale of the battle which ensued, because I am not an expert. One question that I did ask was about why the U.S. Army was able to get Indian scouts to help them find the Indians. It was stated that that the U.S. Army was unable to find the Indians without an Indian Scouts. According to the oral history that Vincent Randall heard from several elders, he stated that the Army would tell the scouts that if they helped them, “they could come home.” They were also served better rations. We went to 2 sites that day. The first site was the path where they ascended from the valley floor. The second place was where the Battle of the Big Dry Wash of July 17, 1882 took place. It was a solemn place. Many people died there.
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Team: South
Julie Overbaugh
Trekker Julie Overbough with Secretary Norton
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Tuesday, September 3
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Monday, September 2
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Saturday, August 31
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Friday, August 30
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Thursday, August 29
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Tuesday, August 27
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Sunday, August 25
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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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Tuesday, August 13
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Monday, August 12
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Saturday, August 10
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Friday, August 9
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Wednesday, August 7
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Tuesday, August 6
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