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Team: North
Stephen Braunlich
Monday, August 26
More of the same...
Today saw the support team gas the ATVs as the trekkers moved from the ghost town of Bannock to Clark Canyon Reservoir. However, Bob V. and I were able to stay some time in Bannock and I took some interesting photos. While the lighting for the town was not the best that I could make use of with my point and shoot camera, the town lent itself to it. I hope that my photos came out well.
Our drama for the day came when two young men who were racing through the campsite on dirt bikes collided. While I was not able to offer any assistance, it was interesting to watch ordinary people who reached the site first help the bikers. Our own medic was also able to jump in and help out, as that she has the EMT training.
The lesson that I have observed from this is the following. \It is essential to wear protective gear when they are riding any sort of open air motor vehicle such as those. One of the riders had their helmet crack from the force of impact, if he had not had it on, he surely would have been paralyzed or worse. The second lesson is that it is just as important to obey safe driving rules. Ride only in areas that are meant for it (not campsites) and drive defensively. On one level I feel sympathy for the riders as that they are fellow humans, but on the other itís clear that they got what they received.
On another note, our entertainer for the evening, Steve Morehouse, had an excellent program on Lewis and Clark. This man has an incredible wealth of knowledge on the men and the area, and wilderness skills to be able to re-enact it. For example, he started a fire with flint and steel faster than most people can get one going with matches or lighters. I personally found his program engrossing.
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Team: North
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