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Team: South
Julie Overbaugh
Saturday, August 24
Day 25-Flagstaff
Our morning campsite is at the KOA and our evening campsite is at the KOA in Flagstaff. We go to Northern Arizona University for a Fire and Forest Restoration Program. Dennis Lund is our wonderful retired volunteer and he is our moderator today. The theme we are exploring today is about the controversy in forest management. Stephen Maurer speaks first about the Public Lands Journey. Then Jim Golden, U.S. Forest Supervisor speaks to us. He states that the Forests are in an unnatural state. He states that in the past couple of years that the fires have reached unprecedented size and intensity, unseen in the past several hundred years. The proposed action is to thin the forests.
Historically Ponderosa pine forest have always had fires in them each 3-7 years, which would burn the fuel around the trees, but not reach the crown of the large ponderosa pine trees. These fires would keep the density of trees down and clean up the fuel. Many factors have played into the interruption of the fire cycle. One that I found most fascinating is that by dating the ponderosa pine trees dates and history of the first use of range animals in the ponderosa pines directly coincided with a decrease the frequency of the fires. Then many more factors came into play. Today the factors that effect forest management include laws, regulations, forest science, economics, recreation, environmental groups, perceptions by the users, and other factors.

Doc Smith from the Ecological Research Institute at Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff was our next presenter. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for many years, retired, and returned to school. I felt like he was able to give us insight and knowledge from 2 different perspectives. He took us on a field trip to an experimental plot of Ponderosa pine forests. And then we traveled to other parts of the forest to see how different treatments worked and also how untreated worked.

We headed back to the KOA campground. Christy Talley and her 2 friends stopped by to say hello. Christy’s sister Charlotte Talley is on the Northern Trek team. It was great to visit with her.

Stephen Maurer cooked a wonderful Hungarian dinner. We chatted and feasted in good company.
for Saturday, August 24
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Biographical
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Team: South
Julie Overbaugh
Trekker Julie Overbough with Secretary Norton
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Friday, September 27
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Joining
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Thursday, September 26
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Mill Hollow
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Wednesday, September 25
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News at last
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Tuesday, September 24
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The runaround
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Monday, September 23
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Dr and MRI
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Sunday, September 22
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Ouch, but okay
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Saturday, September 21
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Manti-Lasal and ATVs
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Friday, September 20
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Day 52-ATV
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Thursday, September 19
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Day51-ATV Roundtable
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Wednesday, September 18
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Day 50-From Summer to Winter In a Day.
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Tuesday, September 17
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Day 49- Capitol Reef to Elkhorn
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Monday, September 16
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Day 48-Capitol Reef
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Sunday, September 15
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-Day 47-Sunday-Death Hollow
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Saturday, September 14
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Day 46- Calf Creek
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Friday, September 13
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Day 45- Grand Staircase Escalante
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Thursday, September 12
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Day 44-Climbing out of the Hole in the Rock
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Wednesday, September 11
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Day 43-Last day on Lake Powell
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Tuesday, September 10
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September 10, 2002-Day 42- Tuesday-Lake Powell
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Monday, September 9
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Lake Powell
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Sunday, September 8
Julie Overbaugh
Setting Sail on Lake Powell
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Saturday, September 7
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Day 39-Field Trip with Marcy De Million
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Friday, September 6
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Day 38-leaving Jacob Lake
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Wednesday, September 4
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Condor issue
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Tuesday, September 3
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Trekking and tired
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Monday, September 2
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Up early
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Sunday, September 1
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Leaving the Colorado River
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Saturday, August 31
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Tanner Trail
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Friday, August 30
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Day 31- Rapids
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Thursday, August 29
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Lees Ferry
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Tuesday, August 27
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Day 28-Checkerboard day
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Monday, August 26
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Mountain Bike Ride, 1000 feet elevation gain
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Monday, August 26
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Day 27-sunrise over the Grand Canyon
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Sunday, August 25
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Day 26Leaving Flagstaff
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Saturday, August 24
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Day 25-Flagstaff
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Friday, August 23
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Day 24 - Flagstaff
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Thursday, August 22
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Day 23 - Sleep Interrupted
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Wednesday, August 21
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Day 22-Almost to Flagstaff
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Tuesday, August 20
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Tuesday-Day 21-Cow Pasture
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Monday, August 19
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Day 20 - Mountain Bike Ride
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Sunday, August 18
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On the Road again
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Saturday, August 17
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A Day Off
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Friday, August 16
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Motorcycle MaMa Rides again
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Thursday, August 15
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Motorcycle MaMa Rides
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Wednesday, August 14
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Day 15-Hello Arizona
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Tuesday, August 13
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Day 14-ATV Riding, Leaving New Mexico
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Monday, August 12
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Day 13- Reserve, New Mexico
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Sunday, August 11
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Horse Pack Trip
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Sunday, August 11
Julie Overbaugh
Day 12- End of Horse pack Trip
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Saturday, August 10
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Day 11- Horse pack Trip
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Friday, August 9
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Day 10 - Horse pack Trip
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Thursday, August 8
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Day 9- Horse pack Trip
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Wednesday, August 7
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Day 8-Silver City, New Mexico
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Tuesday, August 6
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Day 7-hiking to Emory Pass
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Monday, August 5
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Day 6 - Backpacking in the Gila National Forest
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Sunday, August 4
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Day 5-Another Day, another Peak
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Saturday, August 3
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Day 4-The Up and Down Day
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Friday, August 2
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Day 3- our first Long Walk
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Thursday, August 1
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Day 2 - Horse Canyon, Steep and Rocky
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Wednesday, July 31
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First Day
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Wednesday, July 31
Julie Overbaugh
The Journey begins!
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Tuesday, July 30
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Training
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Sunday, July 28
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Introduction
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Tuesday, July 23
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1st Entry
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