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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Thursday, September 12
Back in the Routine
Our last morning on the boat. We cooked as much food as possible so we wouldn't have so much to carry out. About 9:00 we motored over to Hole in the Rock and let the Trekkers begin the climb. Jessica and I were jealous that we couldn't hike with them, it looked like such an awesome trail. We noticed that Jake wasn't with us, so we headed back to the canyon. The motorboat he was driving had just stopped moving. Steve called a mechanic that would have to come from Dangling Rope, so we sat and waited a long time for help. We ate sandwiches and listened to Jimmy Buffet. When the mechanic arrived, it only took him a couple of minutes to change the rotor and fix the boat. So about 1:15 we left for Bullfrog. The ride back seemed choppier, and I had a slight headache when we arrived. At Bullfrog we loaded gear, got gas, and headed toward Calf Creek Campground. In the three and a half hour drive we crossed three spectacular landscapes: the orange-red rock croppings of Capitol Reef, the rolling green hills and tall aspens of the Dixie National Forest, and the white cliffs of Grand Staircase Escalante. The drive through Escalante monument was disorienting because both sides of the road contained sheer dropoffs. Calf Creek is another beautiful campsite. There is a roaring creek behind the picnic tables and a wall of sheer rock looming over the creek. The land managers here tell us that there are lots of great hikes around. Jessica, Jake, and I made a pact to get out and hike daily, and not sit in camp and eat. We aren't allowed to go with the Trekkers into the wilderness area.
There's a beautiful quarter moon in the night sky. It rained off and on today, and I saw another pretty rainbow. I hear the voices of children playing in a nearby campsite. We've already gotten back in the habit of going to bed at dark and getting up at first light. After the crowded confines of the boat, it will be nice to have the privacy of my tent.
for Thursday, September 12
North South Both




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Team: South
Kay Gandy
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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
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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
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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