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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 3. 189 Miles. Enter Sand, Man.
If you’re just coming in and were not yet aware, three is the magic number. I promised wild UFO shit and stopped at three of the five stations and donated a quarter. Pretty weird stuff here gang. No poop. No … Continue reading
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Day 4. 258 Miles. No DeLoreans, no phone booths, no hot tubs.
When Teddy Roosevelt, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Fred Hampton save the day via time travel…
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Mile 0.0 New Orleans
Yesterday was arrival day; today is gear day; tomorrow I’m hitting the open road bright and early. My Sojourn arrived safely and securely (thanks to my host Alex for putting up with my neurotic messaging all last week about it) … Continue reading
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