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Day 14: Turns out it’s pronounced Sah-CAH-gah-wee-uh.

I slept like a baby rock. I lazed in bed for an hour after waking, writing blog and churning through pictures while College Gameday played on ESPN. At 9:30 I had an omelet at the breakfast buffet downstairs (included with … Continue reading

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Day 13: A Cacophonous Symphony of Ouch

About 1 in the morning, it started to drizzle. You’d have thought the Vicodin would make me groggier than a drunken hibernating bear, but with a pit-crew efficiency that impressed me greatly, I leapt out of the tent and threw … Continue reading

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Whoa, y’all really like me.

Time to find out how to buy more bandwidth, I guess.

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Day 12: WARNING: Picture of dirty hobbit feet

Despite all the physical effort, I seem to be rather untalented at sleeping while in the wilderness. From about 2:30 til 3:30 AM, I was wide awake and reading a book on my iPhone. (No, I didn’t have a cell … Continue reading

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Day 11: This far, no farther

I woke at about 4:00 in the morning to what I thought was wind moving through the nearby trees. Then I heard the sound again. It wasn’t wind. I lifted my head out of the sleeping bag and held my … Continue reading

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Day 10: This one ends on a cliffhanger

I woke up at the trailhead. It was 35 degrees and I couldn’t feel my fingers. I still had food to sort out; I knew I’d overpacked, but didn’t know by how much. At the picnic table I sorted everything … Continue reading

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Day 9: Swallowing ink, causing stampedes

Monday the 12th was my recuperation day before the hike into the Bob Marshall wilderness. My first stop was the Glacier ranger station, where he checked the conditions of wildfires in the Bob; wouldn’t that be something, to be killed … Continue reading

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This has nothing to do with road trip.

(If you’re just here for road trip business, watch Jon Stewart and then move on.) The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c September 11, 2001 www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog … Continue reading

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Day 8: Kevin sees bears

I was up and on my way at the usual time. I crossed back into Glacier just as the ranger was raising the flag, but only to half-mast, and I had to ask her why she’d done that. Oh yeah, … Continue reading

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Day 7: Is She Perverted Like Me?

(Author’s note: Back from my backpacking adventure to the Wall. Will take awhile to write that up. In the meantime: backdated entries from Glacier!) I’m learning to sleep in. 7:20 in this case, though still before sun-up. I drove west, … Continue reading

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