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Team: North
Michael Murphy
Friday, August 30
Idaho
Dear America: Field Report, Day 31
Our first full day in Idaho was eventful. We left camp in a 4x4 and drove about 10 miles to get to a walk around. This was a very easy one; it was fenced on all sides. We just walked around the outside of the fence, up the hill, across the ridge and down to the Honda Pilot. After another 9 miles of dirt, we started our hike in an uphill direction. We hiked for about 3 * hours and did just over 6 miles. During the hike I called my class by satellite phone and spoke to them on their speakerphone. It was great to hear them. They were in the middle of sending e-mails to me. When we got back to the Honda our driver was out hiking. We used the time wisely by catching up on journals.

Near the Honda I noticed a trailer with horses. I walked over to see who was there. I met Manuel Martinez Larasca, from Peru, who is a Shepard. I guess I need to learn a second language, he spoke only Spanish. After introductions, I went back to the Pilot. He finished saddling his horse and stopped by on his way to check on his sheep. We all tried to communicate the best we could. I gave him the fresh fruit and potato chips I hadnít eaten at lunch. Rob took pictures of me on his very large horse. The hooves were at least twice as large as the horses we have been riding. He was genuinely pleased to have people to talk to.

Today we got a treat of a shower and calling home, the first since Monday. We drove to Kilgore, ID and bought showers from the Kilgore General Store. The store was old and had antique tools hanging from the walls. I love that sort of thing. I had my first hand made chocolate malt in almost 2 months. (Janet, it was worth the trip.) After the shower, I was able to call home, that was even better than the shower and malt.
for Friday, August 30
North South Both




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Team: North
Michael Murphy
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Saturday, September 21
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Thursday, August 29
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Wednesday, August 28
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Monday, August 26
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Saturday, August 24
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Friday, August 23
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Thursday, August 22
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Wednesday, August 21
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Tuesday, August 20
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Monday, August 19
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Thursday, August 8
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Tuesday, August 6
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