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Team: North
Michelle Williams
Tuesday, August 20
Tuesday, August 20
Last night, for the first time, I "slept out", meaning I dragged my
sleeping bag out of my tent and fell asleep under the stars. I was afraid I would be cold but it was actually just beautiful. Bob V. had pulled out a tarp and laid it beneath a grove of trees with stars peeking through the branches. He was mostly asleep by the time I joined him but I kept him up giggling for at least half an hour. At least, I was giggling. I think he was rolling his eyes. I woke several times during the night and peeked out of my mummy bag to see the stars. I watched dawn break, dozing on and off, and finally got up at about 7:30. I'm always one of the last ones up. But it was a terrific night of sleep and I hope the weather will allow me to sleep more nights out than in.

The morning was cool and clear, but there was friction in the air, concern about today's trail. Some of our journey could not be ground-truthed before we started because not all of it was finalized, due to fires and lands changing hands and the basic overwhelming amount of mileage we have to cover. Every week, well, actually, every day there is some time spent scanning maps to make absolutely sure that the trekkers will not cross private lands, and this morning was no exception. The trekkers were riding horses again today, and finally around 9 AM they were off, with both Charlie and Dave in tow. This meant we had to break camp and wait for their return. We are used to this "hurry up and wait" syndrome, but we still get frustrated. After an hour passed, people started dropping, lying on rocks in the sun, crashing in the car, reading books, writing in journals. I decided to do some yoga. I try to do some every day, but I really miss being involved in the practice. So I rolled out a tarp, took off my shoes, and did my thing.

More later... we're in a lightning storm and it's not safe to have the satellite up...
for Tuesday, August 20
North South Both




Biographical
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Team: North
Michelle Williams
No rest for the wicked-- Michelle Williams spends a day at the office, typing up journal entries for the trekkers

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Thursday, September 19
Michelle Williams
Back on the Green River
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Tuesday, September 17
Michelle Williams
Two Days In A Canoe
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Monday, September 16
Michelle Williams
Jammie Pants and a Wood Cabin
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Saturday, September 14
Michelle Williams
Wild Horses!
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Friday, September 13
Michelle Williams
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Tuesday, September 10
Michelle Williams
Reflections, September 10, 2002
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Sunday, September 8
Michelle Williams
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Saturday, September 7
Michelle Williams
Saturday Night Near Jackson Hole
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Thursday, September 5
Michelle Williams
Yellowstone
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Wednesday, September 4
Michelle Williams
Is it Wednesday?
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Sunday, September 1
Michelle Williams
Fall In Idaho
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Saturday, August 31
Michelle Williams
Saturday Morning, Day 32
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Thursday, August 29
Michelle Williams
Hump Day
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Wednesday, August 28
Michelle Williams
A Ghost Town, A Dug-out Canoe, A Birthday and A Compound Fracture
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Monday, August 26
Michelle Williams
Oh, Happy Day
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Sunday, August 25
Michelle Williams
Sunday, August 25th
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Saturday, August 24
Michelle Williams
A Better Day Already
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Friday, August 23
Michelle Williams
A Challenging Day
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Wednesday, August 21
Michelle Williams
Wednesday, August 21
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Tuesday, August 20
Michelle Williams
Tuesday, August 20
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Monday, August 19
Michelle Williams
Monday, August 19
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Sunday, August 18
Michelle Williams
Easy Like...
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Saturday, August 17
Michelle Williams
More on Saturday, August 17th
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Saturday, August 17
Michelle Williams
Saturday, August 17th
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Thursday, August 15
Michelle Williams
Thursday, August 15th
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Wednesday, August 14
Michelle Williams
My Top Ten List
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Tuesday, August 13
Michelle Williams
Freezing and Fires
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Monday, August 12
Michelle Williams
Explore the River
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Saturday, August 10
Michelle Williams
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Friday, August 9
Michelle Williams
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Thursday, August 8
Michelle Williams
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