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Michael Ghiglieri on: The Challenging Environment
Michael Ghiglieri Q: What is it like down the canyon, as far as the challenging environment?

MG: Yeah, the canyon country, they got deeper and deeper into, switched from mountains and big horn sheep and deer and occasional elk and so on to more and more inhospitable, more dry, nothing there to eat, no outs, no way to hike out, no food along the way, no shoulder to lean on. They as they made it half way into this expedition, they were in such an inhospitable, blazing hot environment with virtually nothing to support them, except what they brought, that they starting working on half rations and starvation rations and so on. The trip became a race against starvation, a race against their physical bodies giving out on them, before they made the end. In other words, as time passed, every single day was a little worse, had a little less margin for error, than the day before. And, of course, they didn't know where they were. So, they didn't even know how bad it would get. They only knew it was bad where they were.

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