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Team: North
Dana Bell
Thursday, August 29
Shineberger to Old Beaver Campground, Dubois Ranger District, Targhee National Forest, Idaho
DAY 30 - Today is our halfway point. The month has passed quickly. Memories of the people, places and special moments simply clog my mind. Our days really are just multiple special moments, sunrise, something funny said, a glimpse of a grizzly, or the smell of fir as we brush by a young tree. Today I have decided to just capture my Day 30 moments.

Miles of high gently rounded ridges with side hill detours to avoid steep peaks.

Rocks, smooth as marbles, litter the ground; some patterned with patches of black, gray or bright orange lichen, others a dull egg shell finish, and others polished and gleaming purple, pinks, greens, black, gray and white.

Looking back over the route we have taken gray ridge fingers webbed with green and gold slopes and valleys.

A burst of rain, blown horizontal by wind forces the horses and us to bow our heads.

An afternoon blue sky filled with clouds.

Hawks floating - with shift of wings dropping and climbing off the slopes.

Back and forth we ride along the ridgeline from Montana to Idaho and back into Montana.

It smells so good - cool, dry grasses and sweet sage.

Lunch in a grove of pines, sheltered from the wind, hungry.

Dropping finally after ten hours down into camp tired but satisfied with the day.

Kind friends have set up our tents and a hot dinner awaits us.

From the Journey, dana
for Thursday, August 29
North South Both




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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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