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Kay Gandy
Thursday, September 26
The End Is Near
We arrived at Mill Hollow Campground yesterday morning and began packing. That’s mostly what we’ve done today also. We have cleaned out cars, emptied trash, and tried to eat all the leftover food from the RV. Lisa Madsen, Tim Salt, and Ken Chapman arrived with our boxes that we had left at the beginning of the journey. Tim brought 75 new boxes and labels. PLIA is going to ship by UPS whatever we don’t want to take on the plane. Lisa also brought 100 more American Frontier handkerchiefs for us to sign. Ken went over the schedule for the next few days and it seems as if we won’t have a spare moment. Kevin and Wayne are here to finish up last minute interviews for NGS. Kevin said that we have been on the National Geographic news at least five times. The channel is shown in 35 million homes.

Jake, Jessica, and I found time to explore nearby trails. We walked up the mountain (10,000 ft) and found beautiful aspen groves. The forest floor was golden with aspen leaves. The fir trees were decorated with aspen leaves. It was so beautiful that I took a half a roll of film. Jake and Jessica just lay down in the leaves. But the nights are so cold here. I wore clothes, jacket, hat, mittens, and wrapped tightly in my sleeping bag, but to no avail. I was so cold all night. In the mornings we have kind of a coffee club that meets in the RV. Usually around eight people drink coffee (cappuccino for me), and laugh and joke together before breakfast. Another thing I will miss.

We sat around in the evening and tried to think of a prank to pull on the North Team. They are only 30 miles away. So we took an American Frontiers handkerchief and signed our names on it and wrote “Welcome North Team: Glad You Could Make It” (insinuating maybe the couldn’t make it). Jan and Jake plan to sneak into camp and plant the flag.
for Thursday, September 26
North South Both




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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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