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Reliving the Life of Pioneers

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Wash. - Families and members of the Latter Day Saints in Tri-Cities are taking part in a 22 mile trek through the wilderness.

It is all to relive the adventure of traveling like the pioneers by pulling carts, sleeping and cooking outdoors, and playing pioneer games.  It is a lot of work, but everyone is working together.

"So we have 21 handcarts. There's 10 on each handcart, so there's 8 captains and each captain is over 3 families of handcarts.  And that's how the pioneers who came west kind of devised a plan like that."  Explains Tom Blodgett who is taking part in the journey.

It is a three day long adventure and there are about 220 people in this wilderness trek along the Columbia River up from McNary Dam.