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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Wednesday, September 18
SNOW
I tried to keep my pact (despite the cold) that I won’t put up a tent if we’re only staying one night in a place. The stars came out and I was snug and warm in my sleeping bag until about 3:00 a.m. when it began to rain. I struggled to get out of my sleeping bag, put on my shoes, folded the tarp around everything, and ran to the Honda Pilot. The seats fold down, so I spent the rest of the night on a leather ground. I heard ice in the rain. This morning the mountain behind us was covered with snow, and snowflakes began to fall here. Jessica was so excited that she did a snow dance. I was so envious that the Trekkers were going to get to ride ATVs in the snow. We lined the trail and took pictures as the Trekkers left in their spiffy gear on their new ATVs. The support team loaded up and drove to the Gooseberry campsite. The Trekkers will come in there but we’re actually staying at a motel in Richfield. We have a roundtable discussion tomorrow, so we get showers. Jessica and I are sharing a room. I walked down the street to a one-hour photo place while she took a shower. I have six rolls of film to develop. I always try to document through journals and photographs every trip I make.
The closer it gets to the end of the journey, the more I stay awake at night. My mind is busy trying to plan the remainder of the year with my fifth graders. I know it will be difficult for them to get a new teacher after seven weeks of school. I am very strict and require much responsibility from my students. I won’t give the same kind of tests or homework that they are used to. I guess we all have a big adjustment to make.
We were treated to steak dinner this evening. Stephen is here and we get bits and pieces of the magnitude of the ending ceremony. It’s both frightening and exhilarating to think of the end of this journey. I haven’t decided yet what to do with the rest of my life. Soon I will be forced to make a decision.
An accident happened today. An ATV flipped over on top of Cathy. Fortunately she is o.k. I bet tomorrow she will be sore and show bruises.
for Wednesday, September 18
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
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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