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Another Day, Another Geyser

I think I slept later than I’ve ever slept in Walden. I didn’t get up until nearly 10:00. It was cold and furnace wouldn’t work and I was chilly. That battery was pissing me off. I headed out of the … Continue reading

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Another Day in the Park

With my lodging arranged for, I could now go about my day in the park. I then headed on down to the rendezvous spot where I’d planned to meet the backpack crew. I passed one of the geysers that was … Continue reading

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Mammoth Hot Springs

It was cold that morning, when I finally started stirring, happy that Walden’s furnace was working, I saw Phil, the bicyclist that I’d picked up the previous afternoon, sitting at the picnic table. The cold zapped any desire to prepare … Continue reading

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Boiling River

Morning came, and Phil wanted to cook the steaks. The steaks had been cooked the previous evening. Little Bird had made him a plate, put it in front of him, and instructed him to eat. This morning, however, Phil had … Continue reading

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This KOA was AOK

Morning came, and as we did nearly every morning that Little Bird and Ox we with me, we cooked up a bunch of bacon and made some eggs. Once the dishes were washed and put away, sleeping bags stuffed, backpacks … Continue reading

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To the edge of Glacier

When it came time for breakfast, we went to the buffet on the KOA premises. We’d read about the pancake breakfast the night before, and both Ox and Little Bird seemed fired up about pancakes. KOA had a full buffet … Continue reading

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And in to Glacier!

I had two young people in my midst, so it seemed apropos to feed them bacon and eggs for breakfast. It took too long to get out of camp. My guests washed dishes at the campground-approved dish washing area. I … Continue reading

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Walden gets a hurt foot

While we were making breakfast on this particular morning, Little Bird pointed out that Walden’s right rear tire, the same one that had been repaired a couple days before, again looked low. After breakfast, which included the potatoes that had … Continue reading

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A hike to get us ready for a hike

As we did almost every morning we were together, Ox, Little Bird, and I had another round of bacon and eggs and dish washing in the morning. Bacon and eggs are tasty, but over time I tired of the dish … Continue reading

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Now this is a real hike

Let me just say right now that I should have taken my real camera on the hike up over Piegan’s Pass. I took my little camera and my cell phone. Somehow the camera’s lens got jammed, and the cell phone … Continue reading

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Getting out of the woods

It was time to get on out of Glacier. Plus, Little Bird’s sore throat seemed worse, and she seemed to have a fever. I contemplated buying a thermometer to show her that she had a fever, as it was becoming … Continue reading

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An Extra Day in Glacier

As we were leaving the RV park, Bird asked that we drop her off back at the entrance to Glacier National Park and that she’d meet us in Portland. What? On one hand, she was a hitchhiker and had no … Continue reading

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A Party in Spokane

We got up pretty early in the Glacier RV park and hit the road. I was no interested in cooking or cleaning. We stopped at a Poison Store (so-called because I acknowledge that Diet Coke will probably kill me–though more … Continue reading

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Destination: Portland

I woke up pretty early, and Little Bird and Ox were sleeping upstairs in Walden. Given the previous evening’s festivities, it seemed likely that they’d want to sleep a good while longer. The kind folks whose house we were parked … Continue reading

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Farewell to Little Bird and Ox

He was standing on the highway Somewhere way out in the sticks Guitar across his shoulder Like a 30 aught six He was staring in my headlights When I come around the bend Climbed up on my shotgun side And … Continue reading

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Eureka!

I hung out at The Village Camper Inn for a good while in the morning. I finally found someone who could give me the combination to the bathroom and got a shower. I hung out in Walden for until 11:00 … Continue reading

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They Don’t Call it a Cavern for Nothing

By the time I got Walden moving Fred and Ethel were already off putting on a roof or whatever it was they were to do that day for Habitat for Humanity. I’d met them the day before at a local … Continue reading

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Really, I Remember the Alamo

Sleeping on the street in Nowhere, Texas (OK, fine. It was Ozona, Texas) by the Sonic got a bit chilly because I ran out of propane. I want to get moving, as San Antonio is a rather long way from … Continue reading

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In Which I Meet Real Hobos

I awoke in Houston in the posh hotel room supplied by an old friend. It was a pretty long way from Houston to New Orleans, about 350 miles, and I wanted to get an early start. A little way out … Continue reading

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Real Live Hobos, Continued

In case you missed it, in a previous post I described picking up four hobos, honest to God hobos, the kind that usually ride on, you know, trains. They were traveling with their two dogs. This post describes some of … Continue reading

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Dropping Off the Hobos

This is a multi-part post. You’ll need to scroll down or otherwise find a way to read In Which I Meet Real Hobos and Real Live Hobos, Continued for this post to make much sense. I usually try to have … Continue reading

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Hobo Skin Art

I tried to get some good photos of the hobos. They all had tattoos on their faces and they had all just gotten new tattoos on their knuckles. I, of course, first became familiar with knuckle tats on the Blues … Continue reading

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