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Team: North
Dana Bell
Saturday, August 24
WILDLIFE DAY
DAY 25 - HOMESTAKE to SALMONFLY - This morning we had a beautiful soft sunrise. Team departed from camp at 8:00 a.m. for a day of 4WD sections between bushwhacking around private land. On our drive sections saw all sorts of wildlife and old, abandoned homesites and diggings. Gads, to think of spending a Montana winter in one of those log cabins so far from any type of community. Saw two young black bears, three elk cows, blue grouse, we think partridges, feral (wild) horses, a herd of antelope, and the rattler.

The bushwhacks rather fun and easy including crossing three thigh-deep canals and one creek. Although while climbing one fence Rob came close to jumping down on one rather perturbed 3 rattler (Rob says that it was 10 feet long) and Rob, again, disturbing a swarm of bees. Crossed lots of sageland, a big and, for me, a welcome change from all the forests weve been passing though. Took lots of pictures to document bushwhacking - climbling bobwire fences, climbing steep uphills into the sky, and crossing creeks - VERY carefully with AN $8,000 Trimble unit. Into our new camp by 1:30 p.m., our earliest day ever. The Support Team took off to hike at the Humbug Spires and the Trek Team is watching camp and catching up on Journal entries.

Before settling in at the Tec Trailer took a quick dip in the Salmonfly River. Rather cool but not near as cold as the Flathead or Danaher. Felt good after a warm day of hiking. This afternoon the weather is kind of weird. Very hot when we got in, then we were hit with gusts of wind. Now the sky is a combination of blue sky, great white puffy clouds with gray bellies, and on the horizon just dark gray. Guess that if we hear thunder we can expect rain.

Its nice to have a quiet afternoon. Mike is tucked in the RV writing in his journal. Rob and Charlotte are here in the trailer, Rob checking his email and Charlotte working on her photos. From the Journey, dana
for Saturday, August 24
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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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