Day 63Utah & Nevada Marjum Pass to Strawberry Spring 67 miles Total So Far: 4,036 miles Distance to Home: 705 miles We wake up while it’s still dark, the edge of mountain time and the waning summer combining to banish sunlight until six fifteen. We can see the sun rising over the Colorado Plateau in […]Read more "Day Sixty Three: The Desert Dash is Kind of Difficult"
Day 62 Utah Scipio to Marjum Pass 76 miles Total So Far: 3,959 miles Distance to Home: 783 miles – or something, I think I made a math mistaken We leave early, though exactly how early has since escaped me. Scipio is a gray place of disoriented travelers, shuffling bleary eyed down the aisles of […]Read more "Day Sixty Two: Aeolus Can Fite Me"
Day 61Utah Emery to Scipio 73 miles Total So Far: 3,893 miles Distance to Home: 859 miles Waking up in a highway rest area is an exceedingly disorienting experience. It is also really fucking cold, not quite Coloradoan extremes but a similar type of feeling, extricating oneself from one’s sleeping bag with considerable effort before […]Read more "Day Sixty One: Canyons, Punctured Matresses, and Other Tales from the Beehive State"
Day 60Utah Smith Camp Canyon to Emery 75 miles Total So Far: 3,820 miles Distance to Home: 932 miles I wake up disoriented, stretch, and walk outside into the forebodingly warm morning. The sun is an array of golden and peak stripes o the distant eastern horizon and to the west is a range of […]Read more "Day Sixty: The San Rafael Swell is Swell and My Jokes are Bad"
Day 59Utah Moab to Smith Camp Canyon 84 miles Total So Far: 3,745 miles Distance to Home: 1,007 miles (some math may be wrong) Yesterday, after being exceedingly intimidated by the Great Western Convection Bake Oven, I solemly vowed to wake at five o’clock, and leave Moab by six thirty but I decide that getting […]Read more "Day Fifty Nine: The Desert Dash Begins"
Day 58Utah La Sal Mountains to Moab 56 miles (Counting errands ran in Moab) Total So Far: 3,661 miles Distance to Home: 1,081 miles I get ready to go extraordinarily fast but then I converse with David a little more and don’t actually make it out of the door until eight thirty. David’s views are […]Read more "Day Fifty Eight: The Return of Convection Bake Ovens"
Day 57 Colorado & Utah Cold Springs Work Centre to La Sal Mountains 47 miles Total So Far: 3,605 miles I wake up early, and, as has happened almost every night in Colorado, find that everything has frozen. I think about the cowboys and then the fact that winter in August or not, I’ll be […]Read more "Day Fifty Seven: The Desert and the Destruction of Humanity "