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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Sunday, September 1
The Grand Canyon Lodge


I’m in a rustic log cabin at the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North rim. Rather than drive the 46 miles to the campground then turn around in the morning and drive back here to catch the mule ride. I treated myself to a night with a real bed. The four of us left on the team packed up and departed by 7:30 a.m. this morning. Everyone kind of went their own separate way. Lori went to Tuba City to do laundry, and Ron and Sam went sightseeing. The drive to Jacob Lake campground meandered through the most dramatic changes in landscape. I saw desolate homes spread through dusty desert hills, stark vermillion cliffs, then meadows with skinny pines. The campground is great, and the hosts Walt and Joyce seem to want to help us in anyway they can. Across from the place where I unhooked the trailer, a man came over to talk to me. He had on a Teacher shirt, so I introduced myself as a teacher also. He teaches math and science to eight graders at the Navajo school. I told him about the website, and we talked shop a bit.
I realized that there is no television in my cabin. Who needs tv when the Grand Canyon is out your window? I bought a newspaper in the Gift Shop. The salesclerk said, that’s Friday through Sunday news. I said, that’s ok, I haven’t seen the news in over thirty days. The lodge has a terrific sitting room with glass walls overlooking the canyon. There are lots of trails to walk and scenic overlooks. The Park service sponsors informative talks in the evenings and nature hikes in the mornings. I saw a deer by my cabin. She just stood and looked at me as I walked by. I took another gorgeous sunset picture. I heard so many different languages spoken around me. But at the moment of sunset all was silent except for the click of cameras. I saw a lot of couples holding hands or wrapped in each others’ arms. It made me a little melancholy that I had no one here to share one of the most beautiful moments of my life.
for Sunday, September 1
North South Both




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Team: South
Kay Gandy
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Saturday, September 28
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Public Lands Day
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Friday, September 27
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Team Joining
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Thursday, September 26
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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
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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
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