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Team: North
Charlotte Talley
Thursday, September 25
Words to Remember
Sometimes plans get in the way of enjoying what you love to do. Today was that day. Plans, plans, and more plans. An early start to get to on the trail, but every route seems to have more and more sections for cross country hiking.

At the trailhead, we were greeted by a reporter with the local Salt Lake News and our National Forest guide. Me, being more interested in the guide, I cornered and asked him, what's the mileage, how strenuous, has he ever hiked it before, how long will it take?

He stops, looks, and grins. He said: Why don't you just enjoy where you are and be here in the moment. It took me by surprise and realized that this was my last hike before we met the South Team. The last time I would be hiking with just the other trekkers and I should enjoy every minute possible. So, I tried.

Every stream crossing, odd-shaped tree, rock, was noticed. I tried to absorb as much as I could. It really made a difference. I was in the moment. I think I took more away from that last hike than any other because I didnt think about when I was going to camp, how much further, or how much my body hurt. Time just seemed to stop. It was my best hike ever.

I don't remember the guide's name but his words meant more than he will ever know.

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Team: North
Charlotte Talley
Mary Tullius (far left)of Utah State Parks leads Team North (l to r): Mike Murphy, Charlie Thorpe, Charlotte Talley, Cheryl Fusco, Rob Carlo.
Charlotte Talley, 24, grew up on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains of South...
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Thursday, September 25
Charlotte Talley
Words to Remember
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Friday, September 27
Charlotte Talley
The Last Day
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Monday, September 23
Charlotte Talley
Side Trip to Dinosaur National Monument
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Sunday, September 8
Charlotte Talley
Weather Report: Snow 100%
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Tuesday, September 3
Charlotte Talley
Yellowstone!!!!
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Monday, September 2
Charlotte Talley
Headwaters of the Missouri
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Sunday, September 1
Charlotte Talley
Happy Birthday
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Saturday, August 31
Charlotte Talley
Mule Assist Backpacking Trip
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Friday, August 30
Charlotte Talley
Summing up the days....
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Saturday, August 24
Charlotte Talley
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Monday, August 19
Charlotte Talley
I had an accident....
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Sunday, August 18
Charlotte Talley
Trekker Games
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Sunday, August 18
Charlotte Talley
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Saturday, August 17
Charlotte Talley
Proceed On
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Friday, August 16
Charlotte Talley
Answer to your questions
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Thursday, August 8
Charlotte Talley
August 8th
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Monday, August 5
Charlotte Talley
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Friday, August 2
Charlotte Talley
Hiking through Glacier National Park
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Tuesday, July 23
Charlotte Talley
First entry...
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