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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Saturday, August 24
Disappointments
Today is my son’s 24th birthday. Happy Birthday, Nathan. We had to be at Northern University by 9:00 a.m. where we met with Doc Smith, Dennis Lund, and other experts to learn about fire/forest restoration. This is the second time we’ve had sessions on this topic, but forest fires are abundant here and it is a very timely subject. After a short lecture session, we were taken out to visit many experimental sites that the university conducts on reducing fire potential. We ate box lunches under ponderosa pines and learned about thinning, ground growth, diversity, restoration to pre-European settlement conditions, ladder fuel, and natural fires. Stephen and Antal have joined us for the weekend. As I was walking along, the end of Julie’s rap came to me.
Julie, we love her truly
But to carry all her bags would take a mulie
She’s from Alaska, and if you ask her
She will tell you of her boys and of her duties.
It was late afternoon when we got back. Bob called a meeting and reported that everyone was going on the Grand Canyon trip except Ron, Lori, and me. I was so disappointed. Thirty years ago I had a chance to go on the Colorado River, but my parents wanted to go on home from our three-week vacation. There are only two things I wanted to do on this trip-go on a horse pack trip and raft the river. I won’t be allowed to do either. Before I came on this trek I was told by several people that I would get to go out with the trekkers as much as I want. Logistically, that’s impossible. We have too much equipment to move, set up, or take down. Also, the outfitted trips would cost too much for the entire team to go. I also recently found out that I won’t get to fly to Bullfrog on the cool plane. We’re going to drive there. Sometimes I think the only thing I have to look forward to is the end of the trip. I was having a pity party for myself this afternoon. Jan and Cathy tried to cheer me up, but I wasn’t in the mood for their company. I did go to the movie with Kim, Nicholas, Jessica, and Jake. We ate at a neat café, then had wonderful ice cream. At least it got my mind off my disappointments.
for Saturday, August 24
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Team: South
Kay Gandy
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Saturday, September 28
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Friday, September 27
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Thursday, September 26
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Wednesday, September 25
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Tuesday, September 24
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Saturday, September 21
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Thursday, September 19
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Wednesday, September 18
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Tuesday, September 17
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Monday, September 16
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Sunday, September 15
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Saturday, September 14
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Friday, September 13
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Thursday, September 12
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Wednesday, September 11
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Tuesday, September 10
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Monday, September 9
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Saturday, September 7
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Friday, September 6
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Thursday, September 5
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Wednesday, September 4
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Tuesday, September 3
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Monday, September 2
Kay Gandy
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Sunday, September 1
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Saturday, August 31
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Friday, August 30
Kay Gandy
The School Program
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Thursday, August 29
Kay Gandy
Half-way Party
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Wednesday, August 28
Kay Gandy
Lost Glasses
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Tuesday, August 27
Kay Gandy
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Monday, August 26
Kay Gandy
Sunrise at the Canyon
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Sunday, August 25
Kay Gandy
Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater
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Saturday, August 24
Kay Gandy
Disappointments
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Friday, August 23
Kay Gandy
Eldon Pueblo
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Thursday, August 22
Kay Gandy
Outback Steaks
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Wednesday, August 21
Kay Gandy
Flagstaff
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Tuesday, August 20
Kay Gandy
Dancing in the Moonlight
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Sunday, August 18
Kay Gandy
Woods Canyon
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Saturday, August 17
Kay Gandy
Peach Pancakes
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Friday, August 16
Kay Gandy
Ballad of the Southern Trekkers
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Thursday, August 15
Kay Gandy
Graduation Day
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Wednesday, August 14
Kay Gandy
Quiet Day
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Tuesday, August 13
Kay Gandy
The ATV Ride
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Monday, August 12
Kay Gandy
At the Motel
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Sunday, August 11
Kay Gandy
Waiting for the Trekkers
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Saturday, August 10
Kay Gandy
The Cat Walk
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Friday, August 9
Kay Gandy
The Support Team
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Friday, August 9
Kay Gandy
The Long Drive
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Friday, August 9
Kay Gandy
The Long Drive
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Thursday, August 8
Kay Gandy
The Ballad of the Trekkers
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Wednesday, August 7
Kay Gandy
Round Table Discussion
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Tuesday, August 6
Kay Gandy
The Last Hike
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Monday, August 5
Kay Gandy
The Nose Rings
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Sunday, August 4
Kay Gandy
The Backpacking Trip
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Saturday, August 3
Kay Gandy
Doing the Laundry
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Friday, August 2
Kay Gandy
Lake Valley School
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Thursday, August 1
Kay Gandy
Horse Canyon
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Wednesday, July 31
Kay Gandy
The Trek Begins
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Wednesday, July 31
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