October 25, 2011

We made it out!!! We're in Gandy Utah!

I'm so excited to report that we've made it out of Nevada!  We are officially in Gandy Utah!! 
Can't you just hear the Hallelujah song playing when you look at this picture! LOL!

Also, our first round of walking will be complete at the end of this month which is only 6 days away! 

If you haven't gotten a sponsor yet, please do so in the near future before we are all finished.  Keep in mind that Halloween night counts!  So, here is another win-win situation (at least for the children!)  the more you walk the more you fundraise *and* the more candy you get! ;-)

I know that we will continue in November, but I will reorganize and make new fliers and come up with some fresh new ideas to go with the new month.  Stay posted!

If you are new and want to learn more about our walkathon click here!
Here is where we are now!!!

This is an excerpt from http://www.saltlakefreepress.com/

"Located in the extreme northwestern corner of Millard County 35 miles southwest of Fish Springs in our western most part of Utah sits a small town called Gandy.

I'm guessing that you likely haven't been to Gandy, nor would you think you would have any reason to go to or even through Gandy.

Let me tell you how wrong you would be. You see, Gandy is home to an Oasis in the desert with a naturally cavern fed hot spring of crystal clear blue water that is a perfect 82 degrees year round. A pool of clear mineral rich water is made for soaking as well as creek beds of varying water depths for the kids to splash in make it a perfect day trip for the entire family.

Gandy is approximately 196-253 miles from Salt Lake City, depending on the route you choose and sits only 3 miles from the Nevada border. Head west to Tooele and Dugway for the scenic route, enter the Pony Express Trail and drive around beautiful Fish Springs towards Callao, Utah and then turning south passing Trout Creek to Gandy.

Caution: Gandy is very remote, what you don't haul in yourself won't be available at a nearby store, or nearby anything for that matter. Take plenty of water, some food and emergency supplies and make sure that someone knows the route you plan to take. Also, turn off your phone to save the battery.

The back part of the Stansbury Mountain Range is home to the Pony Express Route, Fish Springs and plenty of dirt roads going in all directions. It's easy to get lost so don't misjudge your turn offs and maintain a slow steady speed.

Gandy itself is a quiet community with a few residents scattered about the area, mostly agriculture and small family farms.

The springs, located just north of 'town' on a road heading west about 1 mile are easy to spot, they literally are an oasis of green lush vegetation sprouting out of the otherwise barren land.

Nearby Crystal Ball Cave is on the northern slope of Gandy Mountain. Tours are by reservation only: contact Jerald or Marlene Bates at 435-693-3145

Doesn't this seem amazing?  Oh, what I would give to be soaking in a hot spring right now!!!  If you are walking with us, please send the miles that you've walked as often as you can so I can keep us moving along!  Send your miles as well as how many people walked them to rcwalker@succeed.net

1 comment:

  1. I love the interesting things you find out about each place that we pass through.

    I was able to do another 4 miles today!

    My feet are a bit sore....made that hot spring sound extremely inviting.


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