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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Tuesday, September 3
Trekking with the Trekkers


I wasn’t aware that USGS had a biological division, but today we met with Heidi Sellers who showed us how life resurrects from death. We visited the site of the Outlet Fire near the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Heidi pointed out the new aspen growth, the dead trees that support woodpeckers and beetle life, and all the varieties of new plant life emerging from the blackened arena. So, USGS doesn’t just make geological maps. The avian studies compiled by Heidi and her team will be presented to committees that make policies for public lands.
After the talk we drove up to the lodge and had lunch on the sunporch. It’s become one of my favorite spots. I think part of the attraction for the others was the coffee saloon. Everyone had lattes and expressos with the meal. Jake, Jessica, Wayne, and I got to go with the Trekkers on the four-wheel drive along Forest Road 221. What a great drive! The road was dusty and rocky with sharp switchbacks overlooking canyons and plateaus. Crossing some BLM land, we saw a herd of bison. We all stopped the cars and jumped out to take pictures. I’m glad that we’re not driving highways and interstates for the trek journey. We see spectacular landscapes that most ordinary folks don’t even know exist.
In the evening Stephen came and took us to an historic ranger station built in 1910. Some rangers from the Kaibab Forest proudly showed us the authentic furnishings and described life as a ranger in the 1900s. They have plans to make this a living history museum with a couple who could dress the part and talk about life during this time period. Back at camp we connected a power strip to the generator and everyone is typing journal entries on the four laptops. We won’t have Internet access from the trailer until September 11. It’s dark, but we’re wearing headlamps. It’s an interesting sight—cyclops using computers.

for Tuesday, September 3
North South Both




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Team: South
Kay Gandy
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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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