I woke to tapping, only this time it was rain on the tent. Eddie’d been up since 6:30 scribbling in his journal while I slept. We camped the night before next to a creek in Mineral Springs, Washington. After we’d set up camp I made...

I woke to knocking on the bedroom door. I covered my face with a pillow while Eddie talked to Schuck. Time to pack the Ford for couple of days on the lake. But, could we hurry? Seven a.m. light sharpened my hung-over,...

When we arrived in Idaho, we gained an hour. I met Eddie’s friend Schuck and he ran errands for three hours (with us captive) in his large Ford truck. All I wanted was a damn shower after camping in the Jewel Basin for three days....

My purse, journal, wallet and camera charger had been looted, cherry lip-gloss eaten, by a bear. This might have been expected by a well worn bear country camper but it surprised the hell out of me. So did the doe and felt-nubbed young nibbling foliage...

Our initial plan to camp in between Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons was thwarted by a nasty snow storm rolling in. It was almost June, so that, of course, was to be expected. Eddie and I decided to head north to Bozeman and catch up...

We’re starting our road trip in Colorado. We aren’t quite sure where it will go. As my buddy and I cruise highway 14 west out of Fort Collins and snowy Long’s Peak disappears in the rearview he says, “Are you going to drive and write...