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Team: South
Julie Overbaugh
Friday, September 6
Day 38-leaving Jacob Lake

Today I get up early, before 5, to get ready to move on. It rained last night and my tent is wet. I have to separate my things and store what I leave behind. I have my bag packed for the Lake Powell adventure. We will be on the houseboat for 6 nights. We have coffee for breakfast, pack the trailers, and off we go before 7 am. We head to Ted Hatch Expeditions for a breakfast with Sara Hatch. Sara Hatch is the General Manager Of The Hatch River Expeditions, which is a Grand Canyon Concessionaire. This company has been providing river trips since 1929. She gives us a great talk on the complexities of the commercial river running of the Grand Canyon. The Colorado River Management Plan(C RMP) will be reviewed this year. The CRMP must be completed by the NPS by December 31,2004. The letter announcing the beginning of the CRMP came out in June 2002. The National Park Service (NPS), under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, must prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Colorado River Management Plan. The EIS will provide a comprehensive look at the impacts to our natural and cultural resources from current visitor uses on the Colorado River. The EIS will also evaluate various alternatives that can help us maintain and enhance this treasured resource while providing a quality visitor experience. Sara Hatch provides us with an excellent overview of the complexities that face the NPS. Most of all she provides us with an excellent overview of the complexities of her company in providing river expeditions in the Grand Canyon. She also provides us with her personal view of the future of her family run business and the future of providing commercial trips on the Grand Canyon. I am a non-commercial river runner of the Grand Canyon, with 2 previous private trips under my belt. So for me, this was an hour very well spent in understanding the commercial river running side of the Grand Canyon. It is clear to me that we want the many of the same things: access to the Grand Canyon, protection of al the resources for the present and the future, for our children.

Our National Park Service interpreter was Allen Malmquist. He explained a lot about the area. He showed us about Navajo Bridge, built in 1927. He told us the John Wesley Powell named it Marble Canyon, because he thought that the polished limestone in the slot and side canyons looked like marble.
Then we drove up to Lonely Dell Ranch, which was started by John Doyle Lee in the 1800’s. The Mormon Church had decided to build a ferry across the Colorado River. The place was a place of history and an oasis in the dry canyon area. Next we caught the Wilderness River Adventures. It was a large blue raft with a motor. The 13-mile ride up the Colorado River was really enjoyable. We were able to see lots of birds and more of Marble canyon. It was cool and cloudy. On the boat was Richard, Cathy, Jan, Wayne and I with our boat captain. He was very helpful and informative. The rest of our team drove all of our vehicles to Glen Canyon Dam.

We reached the Glen Canyon Dam and were greeted by Ken Rice and Doug Hendrix and several armed security guards. Our baggage was inspected. We had our press conference. We had an interview with Seth with the Lake Powell paper. Then we proceeded to have a very thorough tour of the Dam. Ken Rice gave us the V.I.P. treatment. The Dam serves many purposes: a water reservoir, it generates electricity, and it serves as a recreation area. I have never been in a dam before, so the tour was very interesting.

We drive to the Wahweap Marina to get on the houseboat. It is named after the Wahweap Creek. Waheap means bitter water, named because the Wahweap creek water is very alkaline and bitter. We have a lottery for beds on the houseboat. The houseboat has 6 double beds and we have 9 people. I draw a blank sheet, which means no bed. I get the floor. Lorie draws a SR for stateroom and takes the stateroom with the 2 double beds. Jan gives me his stateroom draw because he says that he cannot sleep in the same room with Lorie, the snorer. Maybe I should take the floor.
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Team: South
Julie Overbaugh
Trekker Julie Overbough with Secretary Norton
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Wednesday, September 11
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Monday, September 9
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Sunday, September 8
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Saturday, September 7
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Wednesday, September 4
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Tuesday, September 3
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Monday, September 2
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Thursday, August 29
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Tuesday, August 27
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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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Saturday, August 17
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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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Sunday, August 11
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Saturday, August 10
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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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Sunday, August 4
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