Area Mormon youths re-enacted part of Mormon exodus to Utah last week in LBL
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Wednesday through Friday last week, dozens of youths 14 - 18 in the area re-enacted part of the Mormon exodus to Utah by pulling hand-carts across 20 - 22 miles in Land Between the Lakes. Above, they are stopping for water; with record tempuratures, hydration was essential.</i>
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Wednesday through Friday last week, dozens of youths 14 - 18 in the area re-enacted part of the Mormon exodus to Utah by pulling hand-carts across 20 - 22 miles in Land Between the Lakes. Above, they are stopping for water; with record tempuratures, hydration was essential.

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Above, several Mormon trekkers are pulling a cart to the next stopping point.</i>
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Above, several Mormon trekkers are pulling a cart to the next stopping point.

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Although it was one of the hottest weeks of the year, some 67 Mormon youths from around the region re-enacted part of the Mormon exodus to Utah from for three days last week.

Starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the youths, ages 14 – 18, trekked across 22 miles in Land Between the Lakes while hauling handcarts with limited provisions on board, after assembling said carts, said Christie Wall, one of the coordinators.

“These youth will walk all day, and camp out in the great out doors at night. They will be dressed in period clothing and will be pulling handcarts with their limited provisions on board,” said Wall before the trek. “It is sure to be an amazing experience for them.”

Cory Carrico, another coordinator, said that while they didn’t have to cross any streams or rivers, there were some washes they had to cross, as well as some downed trees.

The 67 youths were not allowed cell phones or other modern devices, and they weren’t allowed any modern snacks on the way, either.

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