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In “Desert Solitaire”, Edward Abbey notes:
“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles. Better to idle through one park in two weeks than try to race through a dozen in the same amount of time. Those who are familiar with both modes of travel know from experience that this is true; the rest have only to make the experiment to discover the same truth for themselves.”
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Day 18. 1,147 Miles. La Loma del Chivo.
The sun sets on west Texas; I’m out of the frigid cold and in a papercrete hostel in Marathon — population not very many. It’s the most unique accommodations I’ve ever been afforded at any price and it was actually … Continue reading
Day 17. 1,117 Miles. Canyons, Colors and Connection.
It’s a beautiful morning in Valentine Texas, population 134. I now know two people in this town — Smokey and Manny — and it turns out they own the land that Prada Marfa thing is on. It should be Prada … Continue reading
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