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Team: North
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Down the River
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a storm above the Hay meadows near the Horseshoe Bend area of the Green River

a storm above the Hay meadows near the Horseshoe Bend area of the Green River
Courtesy Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office

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Lombard Ferry was an important crossing for emigrants on the Overland Trail, as well as Pony Express Riders

Lombard Ferry was an important crossing for emigrants on the Overland Trail, as well as Pony Express Riders
Courtesy Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office

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The Green River near McCullen Bluff

The Green River near McCullen Bluff
Courtesy Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office

Team North is starting their long canoe trip down the Green River today, launching from Weeping Rock campground, just below the Fontenelle Dam. They'll paddle down the river a few miles to Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, where they'll enjoy a presentation on refuge issues.

Seedskadee is named for the Shoshone word for the Green River, meaning "River of the Prairie Chicken," referring to the once-abundant sage grouse. Seedskadee NWR is still home to a large population of sage grouse, as well as other wildlife such as large herds of moose and mule deer, antelope, bobcats, and bald eagles. Beavers and porcupines gnaw the profuse willows along the riverbanks, and a substantial colony of prairie dogs provide entertainment for visitors and dinner for burrowing owls and badgers. Many more birds are visiting the refuge this time of year, including sandhill cranes, blue herons, and ibis, on their annual southern migrations.
for Wednesday, September 18
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