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Trek Highlights
Team: South
Saturday, September 21, 2002
High Plateaus and Mountain Ranges
Moonrise over Fishlake National Forest

Moonrise over Fishlake National Forest
Courtesy USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region

Views on the Fishlake National Forest

Views on the Fishlake National Forest

More ATVs await Team South today as they ride from Ferron Reservoir to another Gooseberry Campground, this one in the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

The Central Highlands begin near the Virgin River in extreme southwestern Utah and march northward starting with the Markagunt (west) and Paunsagunt (east) plateaus. North of these stand the Tushar Mountains followed by the Sevier Plateau on the east and the Parawant Range on the west. The Sevier Valley follows a north-south fault line divides plateaus and ranges as the northward march of the mountains continues toward the Uinta and Wasatch ranges.

September 21, 2002
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The Trek: A Public Lands Journey
The Journey, or Trek, involved two groups of travelers: one starting north from the Mexican border and the second headed south from the Canadian. Their route lay entirely on public lands, a feat that has never been accomplished before. The trek began on July 31, 2002 and ended two months later when the two teams met in Wasatch-Cache National Forest near Salt Lake City, Utah on September 27.

Read about the trek, check out journal entries and photos, and browse our educational exhibits.

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