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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Friday, August 30
The School Program
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Sixth-graders from Oak Elementary School in Mesa Arizona meet the trekkers at the Grand Canyon

Sixth-graders from Oak Elementary School in Mesa Arizona meet the trekkers at the Grand Canyon
Courtesy Lorie McGraw

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Nancee Hunter of National Geographic, on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nancee Hunter of National Geographic, on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Courtesy Lorie McGraw



This morning we went to a building called Shrine of the Ages in the Grand Canyon village to present a program to a group of sixth graders. Weatherbee brought his laptop and LCD projector. He helped me improve the PowerPoint by adding maps of the Trek. He added the proposed trek through the place where the Rodeo-Chediski fire occurred, and showed how we had to alter our route. We basically followed the same format as the last school program. I talked about the importance of public lands, the purpose of our journey, and showed pictures from the Trek. Jan and Cathy talked about their experiences on the Trek, and then we allowed a question session. An interesting question was asked: Did we play tricks on each other? So Jan told about the time we zip-tied Jake in his hammock all night. The students got a great program from the Forest Service on fires. They were acting out healthy forests-some as trees, birds, mountain lions, deer, and elk.

I headed back to camp early to get the taco soup started, since the Team would head out early to walk the Tanner Trail. We had visitors when we arrived. Dick Taylor and his family had driven from Bakersville, CA to meet up with us. He had been chosen as a support team member for the Trek, but couldn't afford to take off two and a half months of work to participate.

Afterwards the team members packed for their journey down the trail. They have already been warned that this is a bad time of year to go on this trail. Temperatures at the bottom are expected to reach 110 degrees. Jake and Jan are each carrying several gallons of water. I didn't go to see them off because I would have wanted to continue on the trail. I caught up on emails and journal entries instead.

In the evening our small group ate leftover taco soup then went to Grandview to watch the sunset over the canyon. It was strange to see so many people. I had forgotten that it was Labor Day weekend. Nancee Hunter was with us and stayed another night so she could catch a sunrise at the Canyon.

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Team: South
Kay Gandy
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Thursday, September 5
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Thursday, August 29
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Monday, August 26
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Sunday, August 25
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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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Sunday, August 18
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Saturday, August 17
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Friday, August 16
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Thursday, August 15
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Wednesday, August 14
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Tuesday, August 13
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Monday, August 12
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Sunday, August 11
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Saturday, August 10
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Friday, August 9
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Friday, August 9
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Friday, August 9
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Thursday, August 8
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Wednesday, August 7
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Tuesday, August 6
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Monday, August 5
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The Nose Rings
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Sunday, August 4
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The Backpacking Trip
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Saturday, August 3
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Doing the Laundry
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Friday, August 2
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Thursday, August 1
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