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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Tuesday, August 27
The Arizona Trail
I was the driver for the Trekkers again today. I noticed when I dropped them off at the first hiking point that the warning gas light came on. I followed the Arizona Trail to a powerline road and waited to meet the Trekkers to see if Cathy needed to rest. But the hike wasnít as difficult as the topographic map had looked. Because the ranch is made of checkerboard squares of private and public lands, the Trekkers had to do a lot of stopovers. On the way back to find the Arizona Trail, I discovered four different roads leading north. I chose one that looked well-traveled and drove on it about six miles. I finally decided it must not be the right road, so I turned around and headed back to the powerline road. I prayed that I would not run out of gas in the middle of the desert on the wrong road where no one would ever find me again. I tried another road, and about a half mile in saw the Arizona Trail insignia. The road was very rough and several times branched off in different directions. A couple of times I took the wrong branch and had to backtrack. Once I ended up at a large pond of water with a herd of cows staring at me as if an alien had landed on earth. I was never so glad to see any road as when I arrived at Forest Road 301. I headed toward the Moqui Stage Station marker to see if I could get gas at the camp. No one was there yet, so I left a note that I needed gas and headed back to meet the Trekkers. They were just coming down a hill when I drove up. I didnít use the air conditioner the whole trip because I was worried about running out of gas. So the inside of the car and all my clothes were covered with dust. We drove toward the campsite and met Bob coming to tell us they had moved the site for our camp a couple of miles up the road. Ken was there bringing lots of goodies for us. We all got turtle fur hats and I finally got a camelback to carry water on the trail.
Ken lead a discussion in the evening. He said that during leadership training they were told that half-way through the trek a discussion should be held where everyone gets a chance to air grievances. So Ken served as moderator. Jake summed the discussion up best-we all need to show respect and responsibility. I wrote a little song about it.
Disappointments on the trail
But logic will prevail
Cause through it all Iíve made a lot of friends
As I cross these public lands
I begin to understand
The legacy we lived will never end.
for Tuesday, August 27
North South Both




Biographical
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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Kay Gandy linedancing.

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List of All Journal Entries
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Friday, October 25
Kay Gandy
Back in the Real World
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Saturday, September 28
Kay Gandy
Public Lands Day
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Friday, September 27
Kay Gandy
Team Joining
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Thursday, September 26
Kay Gandy
The End Is Near
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Wednesday, September 25
Kay Gandy
Tree Hugs And Salmon
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Tuesday, September 24
Kay Gandy
Dinosaurs
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Saturday, September 21
Kay Gandy
The South Team
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Thursday, September 19
Kay Gandy
ATV Haven
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Wednesday, September 18
Kay Gandy
SNOW
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Tuesday, September 17
Kay Gandy
The River Crossing
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Monday, September 16
Kay Gandy
Mountains out of Molehills
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Sunday, September 15
Kay Gandy
Solitude
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Saturday, September 14
Kay Gandy
The Free Day
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Friday, September 13
Kay Gandy
Waterfalls
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Thursday, September 12
Kay Gandy
Back in the Routine
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Wednesday, September 11
Kay Gandy
Remembering America
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Tuesday, September 10
Kay Gandy
Planet of the Apes
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Monday, September 9
Kay Gandy
Rainbow Bridge and Orange Beach
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Saturday, September 7
Kay Gandy
Paria Plateau
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Friday, September 6
Kay Gandy
Rivers and Lakes and Rainbows
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Thursday, September 5
Kay Gandy
The Wave
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Wednesday, September 4
Kay Gandy
The Condors
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Tuesday, September 3
Kay Gandy
Trekking with the Trekkers
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Monday, September 2
Kay Gandy
The Mule Ride
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Sunday, September 1
Kay Gandy
The Grand Canyon Lodge
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Saturday, August 31
Kay Gandy
The 14 mile Hike
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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
The Arizona Trail
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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
Kay Gandy
What was the highlight of your first day on the Trek? (responses from the Southern team)
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