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Team: North
Dana Bell
Sunday, August 11
SENTINEL MOUNTAIN
SUNDAY - AUGUST 11 (20 miles)

Sentinel Mt. to Half Moon Park, Scapegoat Wilderness: A long day. Initial trail through forest then up and along a very NARROW tail on a steep slope. Definatly an E ticket ride for those who remember the early Disneyland coupon books. Knowing that we would be crossing two passes hoped that this would be the only cliff section. Luckly it was. Observation Pass, at about 7,100 was reached after numerous steep switchbacks which had all of the horses sweating - the only time we saw any of Jacks stock sweat. On top of the pass we were wrapped in mist and cold with threat of rain. We postponed lunch to get down to lower ground incase a storm rolled in. Our second pass was over the Continental Divide and finally saw rivers running in the right direction. Day continued to stretch out and all getting tired. Passed the Green Fork Ranger Station, a single room log cabin with piles of firewood. Station empty at the time so after a quick stretch continued on. Trail now very rocky ran along the Green Fork River through huge stands of downed and standing lodgepole pines. RayAnn and I played a game of building a homestead. With the lodgepoles we could build our house. With all of the flat flint-like rocks we would tile the floors and build a magnificent stone fireplace. The river would provide water and trout. Going through these Wildernesses it is really easy to imagine oneself back hundreds of years. Across the valley two springs erupted out of the mountainside, one producing a long waterfall, the other multiple spectacular cascades. From the river we climbed up toward Scapegoat Mountain, a gigantic stone mountain pushing straight out of the earth. Literally under its shadow we dropped down a sloping meadow into our camp for the night.
for Sunday, August 11
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Biographical
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Team: North
Dana Bell
Dana and Mike by a beaver dam.
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Monday, September 23
Dana Bell
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Sunday, September 22
Dana Bell
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Saturday, September 21
Dana Bell
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Thursday, September 19
Dana Bell
Seedskadee NWR
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Wednesday, September 18
Dana Bell
KEMMERER TO SEEDSKADEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
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Monday, September 16
Dana Bell
SCALER CABIN TO WEEPING ROCK
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Sunday, September 15
Dana Bell
JACKSON TO SCALER CABIN
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Saturday, September 14
Dana Bell
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Friday, September 13
Dana Bell
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Thursday, September 12
Dana Bell
LITTLE GREYS RIVER TO BLIND BULL MINE TRAILHEAD
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Wednesday, September 11
Dana Bell
CLIFF CREEK TO LITTLE GREYS RIVER
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Tuesday, September 10
Dana Bell
KOA CAMPGROUND, WILSON, WY
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Monday, September 9
Dana Bell
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Sunday, September 8
Dana Bell
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Saturday, September 7
Dana Bell
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Thursday, September 5
Dana Bell
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Wednesday, September 4
Dana Bell
SUMMIT LAKE TO MADISON CAMPGROUND
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Tuesday, September 3
Dana Bell
BUFFALO CAMP TO SUMMIT LAKE
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Monday, September 2
Dana Bell
BLAIR LAKE TO BUFFALO CAMP
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Sunday, September 1
Dana Bell
SPRING CREEK TO BLAIR LAKE
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Saturday, August 31
Dana Bell
EAST CAMAS TO SPRING CREEK
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Friday, August 30
Dana Bell
DAY 31 - TABLE MOUNTAIN & MISTY OF KILKORE
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Thursday, August 29
Dana Bell
Shineberger to Old Beaver Campground, Dubois Ranger District, Targhee National Forest, Idaho
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Thursday, August 29
Dana Bell
LITTLE SHEEP CREEK TO SHINEBERGER
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Tuesday, August 27
Dana Bell
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Monday, August 26
Dana Bell
Camp Life and Lewis and Clark
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Sunday, August 25
Dana Bell
My Tent
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Saturday, August 24
Dana Bell
WILDLIFE DAY
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Thursday, August 22
Dana Bell
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Wednesday, August 21
Dana Bell
Day 22: Bushwhacking by Foot & Horse
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Tuesday, August 20
Dana Bell
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Monday, August 19
Dana Bell
COLD CREEK WATER & MICKEY
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Saturday, August 17
Dana Bell
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Friday, August 16
Dana Bell
FAMILY & HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON
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Monday, August 12
Dana Bell
SCAPEGOAT MOUNTAIN
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Monday, August 12
Dana Bell
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Sunday, August 11
Dana Bell
SENTINEL MOUNTAIN
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Saturday, August 10
Dana Bell
Sentinel Mountain
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Tuesday, August 6
Dana Bell
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Friday, August 2
Dana Bell
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Wednesday, July 31
Dana Bell
Get ready, get set, go!
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Tuesday, July 23
Dana Bell
First Journal Entry
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