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Team: North
Dana Bell
Saturday, August 31
EAST CAMAS TO SPRING CREEK
AUGUST 31

EAST CAMAS TO SPRING CREEK

Mode: Horseback with outfitters Mel & Chris Montgomery and friend Kimberly

Today is a relatively easy day hike with not too many up-hills and the luxury of mules carrying all of our tent gear, clothes and food. Camp is on the hillside of a small valley with a spring seeping out from a rock crevice. Mel has a seasonal 12 x 12’ canvas tent with three camp beds, a butane stove, and a wood stove.

We will be spending three days and two nights with the Montgomerys on what is being called a mule-assisted backpacking leg. We have already spent several days with Mel and are looking forward to more time with him and his wife. As we found with his horses it appears that Mel’s mules and equipment are topnotch.

One of the areas we travel through is a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Sheep Experiment Station with an added sign that states, “Guarding Dogs. Fenced areas are controls to compare against the sheep allotment areas. Where the sheep have bedded down there is a definite difference but otherwise it would be difficult to tell the difference between the open pasture land and the fenced areas.

After unloading the mules and setting up tents we all help with camp chores. Paul (Paul and Charlie from the Support Team are with us for this leg of the Journey). Kevin and I get to clean out the spring - lots of dead grasshoppers, moss, and silt. Kevin even enlarges a hole slightly down from the waterhole as a “wash basin.” We take up about 3 gallons for the evening water supply. As we arrived early we still have daylight to eat by and a relaxing evening. The sky is blue with white clouds but gray ones are moving in so will have to see what the night brings. From the Journey, dana
for Saturday, August 31
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Team: North
Dana Bell
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Monday, September 23
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Sunday, September 22
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Saturday, September 21
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Thursday, September 19
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Wednesday, September 18
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Monday, September 16
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Sunday, September 15
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Saturday, September 14
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Friday, September 13
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Thursday, September 12
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Wednesday, September 11
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CLIFF CREEK TO LITTLE GREYS RIVER
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Tuesday, September 10
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Monday, September 9
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Sunday, September 8
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Saturday, September 7
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Thursday, September 5
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Wednesday, September 4
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SUMMIT LAKE TO MADISON CAMPGROUND
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Tuesday, September 3
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BUFFALO CAMP TO SUMMIT LAKE
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Monday, September 2
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BLAIR LAKE TO BUFFALO CAMP
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Sunday, September 1
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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
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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
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My Tent
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Saturday, August 24
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WILDLIFE DAY
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Thursday, August 22
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Wednesday, August 21
Dana Bell
Day 22: Bushwhacking by Foot & Horse
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Tuesday, August 20
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Monday, August 19
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COLD CREEK WATER & MICKEY
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Saturday, August 17
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Friday, August 16
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FAMILY & HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON
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Monday, August 12
Dana Bell
SCAPEGOAT MOUNTAIN
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Monday, August 12
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Sunday, August 11
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SENTINEL MOUNTAIN
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Saturday, August 10
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Sentinel Mountain
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Tuesday, August 6
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Friday, August 2
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Wednesday, July 31
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Get ready, get set, go!
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Tuesday, July 23
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First Journal Entry
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