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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Tuesday, September 24
Dinosaurs
Just a few hours and a few miles away we were in frost-covered tents at Mammoth Ranger Station. The support team drove to Price, Utah yesterday and checked into a motel. It was late in the afternoon that we heard the news that Julie was involved in an ATV accident. I’m so glad that we had safety training and wear proper gear when riding. Otherwise, Julie could have been badly hurt. I didn’t get to see here until this morning. The left side of her face is bruised and she has some stitches. Her left arm is in a sling. The frightened faces of the other Trekkers as they told the story created a hollow feeling in the pit of my stomach. When they left early yesterday morning I felt uneasy, and my thought was that something was going to happen to Cathy. Despite the shock and the mild concussion, we heard that Julie was her typical self and asked for someone to take a picture. As in all pictures, she struck a smiling pose.

This morning we visited the dinosaur museum at the College of Eastern Utah (CEU). One of the displays was the Utahraptor, which was discovered about the same time that Jurassic Park was being filmed. Full-sized skeletons of dinosaurs and a Colombian mammoth were on display in the museum. The curator of the museum was out on the floor greeting people as they came in and explaining the various exhibits to anyone who was interested. We then drove to the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry where the densest concentration of bones from the Jurassic age have been discovered. Bones of 74 individual dinosaurs have been excavated there (over 12,000 bones). Paleontologist Mike Leschin gave us a tour of the quarry. We saw lots of bones in the rocks and fossilized footprints. I had visions of discovering a new dinosaur and naming it, but that was not to be. We weren’t allowed to dig.

Jessica will step in for Julie tomorrow. She is the first alternate. Although each of us on the support team would like to be one of the Trekkers, none of us would wish any injury to the team members.

for Tuesday, September 24
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
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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
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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
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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
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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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