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Team: South
Jessica Terrell
Sunday, October 27
Meeting Team North
I awoke on September 27 with an intense feeling of excitement. For about the last week, I’ve been thinking about how I will tell others about my experience as a part of this journey. As I lay there pondering, I hear other team members rustle around and groan as the chill in the air hits them as they unzip their tents. My thoughts will have to wait. Today is the big day!

We played a strange game of “dodge ball” with the North Team for most of the day. We ate breakfast, they arranged their camp. We showered, they ate. We ate lunch, they showered, and so on. In the afternoon, we took our positions on either side of Pine Valley Campground. I was nervous. Butterflies were frolicking in my stomach and I was a puppet on somebody’s strings, moving to the beat of someone else’s drum. For so long we had called all the day-to-day shots. Now we were at the mercy of the organizational skills of many people, and hoping it would all turn out. Despite my lack of being in control, I remained jovial and in touch with my teammates. As we sat on picnic tables, awaiting the next command from the puppeteers, the discussion topics went back and forth. What would it be like to see the North Team after so long? Who was going to be in the audience? Are we even on the right side of the stage? What was the other team’s experience? Will the food be good tonight?

The joining, the following ceremony, and the dinner flew by, those wheels of time turning ever more quickly. Team South, having already sorted all the gear from the trailers, gathered around one final team campfire (one of few for us), hoping to chat with our North Team friends. They, however, had yet to sort their gear, so we mostly just enjoyed the fire’s warmth and shared some stories with our family and friends. Although I didn’t want the night to end, I did want to be able to find my tent (especially since there were twice as many, with both teams) so I walked back with Jake since I didn’t have my headlamp with me. I think I fell asleep the second after my head hit my cold pillow. It rained during the night, and I remember moving my walking stick inside the tent with me. Tomorrow was another big day, and this was the last time on the trip that I would get a chance to enjoy my sleeping bag and tent…
for Sunday, October 27
North South Both




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Team: South
Jessica Terrell
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Friday, November 15
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National Trails Symposium
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Sunday, October 27
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Saturday, October 26
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The Finals Days...
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Thursday, September 19
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An Eye-Opening Experience
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Wednesday, September 18
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Days and Days of ATV's
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Tuesday, September 17
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My "Favorite" Day
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Friday, September 6
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Monday, September 2
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Grand Canyon, North Kaibab Trail
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Sunday, September 1
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Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch
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Saturday, August 31
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Grand Canyon Day 2
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Friday, August 30
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South Rim, Grand Canyon
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Monday, August 26
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Grand Canyon Sunrise
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Sunday, August 11
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Snow Lake
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Wednesday, August 7
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Saturday, August 3
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Location: Lake Valley, New Mexico
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Thursday, August 1
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Wednesday, July 31
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