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Travel Log - Hunting, Hitchhiking, Painting & Getting Dirty: Traveling Across America

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Re: Travel Log - 2011 - USA

 

Corrected for accuracy (we like tourists here)-

 

watch out for the popo

out west it's like dreadlocks and Grateful Dead stickers get you pulled over, end of story.

 

Since you don't strike me as that type of guy you'll probably be okay...one thing you should keep in mind if you're heading down the coast is that it's trim season in Mendocino and Humboldt and the CHP tends to get a little rambunctious this time of year. In other words- carrying weed can be a bad move if you don't have a card.

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Re: Travel Log - 2011 - USA

 

Picher is one of only a few locations in the world (along with others such as Gilman, Colorado and Wittenoom, Western Australia) to be evacuated and declared uninhabitable due to environmental and health damage caused by the mines the town once serviced.

 

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think you made it just in time.

 

i have been to a place worse or similar to the above mentioned called Centralia, Pennsylvania. the whole place was taken under eminent domain and dont even have a zipcode! i thought it was FULLY abandoned but there are a few super creepers that still live there. its nuts. the mine has been on fire since the 60s. its so ill... the roads are all buckled and cracked from the wicked heat and fire below. the air is fucked.

 

also im sure traveling with a little sack of weed is the least of his worries if he has guns in the car. just sayin....

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Re: Travel Log - 2011 - USA

 

Either one is a potential hassle, it's the combo that will fuck you (at least in CA).

 

Centralia is fucking crazy. I used to go to ghost towns with my parents looking for antiques when I was a kid, and it varies...some are interesting and well worth going out of your way for (Bodie, CA) and then there's others that just look like a pile of lumber in the middle of nowhere.

 

Oh, and there's lots of weird shit out near the Salton Sea (NE of San Diego).

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Re: Travel Log - 2011 - USA

 

Corrected for accuracy (we like tourists here)-

Since you don't strike me as that type of guy you'll probably be okay...one thing you should keep in mind if you're heading down the coast is that it's trim season in Mendocino and Humboldt and the CHP tends to get a little rambunctious this time of year. In other words- carrying weed can be a bad move if you don't have a card.

 

hmm, when i said out west i wasn't only referring to california

 

and i am speaking from experiences of my own and that of many friends/family

 

you shoulda heard em when they got me in nevada

apparently my car touched the lane line mark too many times within one mile

riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

 

and no, i'm definitely not that type of guy, or girl.

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Re: Travel Log - 2011 - USA

 

Salton Sea!

 

 

I have a homie who had Oregon plates and repeatedly got pulled over and a homie who had Georgia plates who repeatedly got pulled over. They finally got CA registration and zero problems.

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Re: Travel Log - 2011 - USA

 

Thanks for the tips...I haven't gotten pulled over yet. i got my card for the pistol so I'm not too worried about that. Although, it was kind of a joke the past month really, because somehow like 4 weeks ago someone who wasn't me was shooting the pistol out of the vehicle while driving down dirt roads and drinking excessively in the middle of the night. And that person was shooting with his left hand and hit the clip release while firing the gun and dropped the magazine in the middle of nowhere.

 

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Fortunately I was able to find a place to order one and got a new one, with much difficulty. But that's getting ahead of myself.

 

I filed down the clip release so it would not be so anxious to release. I only have one anyway.

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Kind of interesting, I called in and was on the Missouri NPR station for a while talking to a guy about volunteering. It's a really strange scene, being on the radio, hearing yourself talk, and wondering why the guy on the radio isn't answering the host's questions, and then realizing that its you that's not answering the questions.... what a trip. And symbols yes it definately did change quite a bit about myself...

 

Colorado - right at the Continental Divide.

 

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I left my typewriter and all of my notes to that point in a city right outside the divide, and forgot about it. I am still trying to get it back.

 

 

I made iT to Wyoming and sort of shacked up with my ex girlfriend and her friends.

Traversi067.jpgThe town was called Wilson, right next to Jackson Hole. Jackson was a pain in the ass, a tourist city, but their "Whole Grocer" had a special shed out back that they ditched all their semi-good produce in, which was a gold mine for apples, grapes, corn, and many other vegetables and fruits. I made off with several hundred bruised apples which were cut and dried in an oven to make apple chips which would last almost indefinately.

 

I left my shoes halfway up one of the large hills surrounding the town, if anyone lives near there. There's some bones in the shape of an X right around where I left them. Fucking forgot them too.

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hell yeah this guy does it. Post pics from atop golden bear peak please.

 

This shit was super windY!!! I got knocked down several times on the hike up there.

13,041 feet

 

I should have more pictures of the surroundings but it's hard to navigate with such little time.Traversi056.jpg

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Somewhere west of Colorado ~

 

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this place was the best so far in terms of a fun day. Took a "road" that said Petroglyphs -->

 

and it turned into 3 dirt roads

 

which I just picked one

 

which turned into 3 more dirt roads.

 

I just kept going, found an old trailer where a security guard used to sleep. unlocked. But, as i had dope and a couple of guns on my I did not want to be doing anything too illegal. Besides - I'm supposed to be roughing it. Fuck a trailer, in this fucking landscape, are you kidding me??

 

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Re: Travel Log - 2011 - USA

 

^What was that little guy and how did he taste?

 

/nh

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This was the little fort that i made in Picher, it's like a 2 story bomb shelter with no roof. And there's all these weird hills that are just4 earth dug up and piled into mountains. very strange place...

 

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it even came with a shitter

 

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mind control

 

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my next home in Nebraska or kansass or something. Great prarie dog shooting - one of the animals i would really have a hard time eating. disgusting creatures

 

 

 

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THIS was the spot. Super apocalyptic landscape, no people or noise for miles and miles... one of the best spots i've ever been to. Somewhere a couple hundred miles west of Denver

 

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Re: Travel Log - 2011 - USA

 

And weigleighed in a field in montana, ran out of gas and found a haymaker and camped out next to it, walked to the next town the following day and got some gas in a water bottle. Enough to make it there & back again, A hobbit's tale.

 

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