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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Thursday, August 29
Half-way Party
Today is the halfway point of the Trek. We have traveled together for 30 days across public lands. All day we planned the party. Cathy and I bought party hats and blowers, and Ken bought purple and green streamers. Nancee Hunter, the education coordinator from NGS, and Wayne, the NGS cameraman, arrived in the afternoon. We miss Kevin, but we're excited that Wayne is going to be with us for awhile. Some forest service folks from the Kaibab arrived to give us some history of this area. Archaeologist Melissa Schroeder summed up thousands of years of history in 30 minutes. We learned that Hull Cabin was built by two Hull brothers as part of a sheep ranch in the 1800s. In the 1900s and still today it is used by the Forest Service. May Franklin, Navajo liason, also spoke about growing up in this area and the work she does with her people. She spoke of the Hogan Project, which uses the small trees (9 inches and less in diameter) that the forest service culls to help prevent major fires.
Ken cooked pork chops with scalloped potatoes, stir fry vegetables, and a mandarin salad for supper. The party began afterwards. Ron strung up some chili pepper lights to go with our streamers. We put on party hats and blew our blowers, took lots of pictures, and made lots of toasts. Of course Jessica, Jake and I had to do our famous line dance. I sang a couple of songs, Jake sang and recited the poem "The Man From Snowy River," Jan sang a rugby song, Ken sang the Salvation Army song, and Weatherbee taught everyone a game where you stand on one foot and pick up a paper bag off the ground with your mouth. We don't lack for entertainment here. We had a special induction ceremony for our new team member and cook, Sam. (Lori is now our Internet/journal guru). Everyone blew blowers in her face. Ken made a special presentation. The whole trip Jan kept saying he only wanted one thing--a blue raspberry snowcone. Ken found some blue raspberry twizzles and presented them to Jan. I think our team is so close because we have been through so much adversity together. We really have a great time in the rare moments that we get to relax.
for Thursday, August 29
North South Both




Biographical
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Team: South
Kay Gandy
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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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