Where’s Chuck? 8.4.15

I’m on vacation, but I planned ahead. Presuming that we stay on track, we’ll be seeing a lot of cool things–here’s what I hope to see today.

This is the second epic long day of over-ambitious landmark bagging.  We’ll begin from our campsite near Rushmore, weave our way through the wild and windy scenic highways of the Black Hills–including the Needles Highway

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and Deadwood…

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No, wait–not that Deadwood.  This Deadwood…

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And Spearfish Canyon…

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Then on to Wyoming and Devil’s Tower…

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Which we won’t be climbing…
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Not because we’re afraid to climb or really bad at it–but because it was carved by a giant bear and we’re afraid he way come back…

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Then we head up to Montana and Little Bighorn Battlefield…

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Before making our way to Red Lodge for the evening.

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About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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3 Responses to Where’s Chuck? 8.4.15

  1. Was in the Black Hills way back in 1967; far different place then. And every time I see a picture of the “Deadwood” cast, I think of Al and certain words come to mind. 🙂

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  2. John Linko says:

    Went through that area in 2006, came up from Denver so stopped at the Crazy Horse monument site as well as Rushmore. If your return route takes you through western Colorado / eastern Utah, let me know. Used to live there, could suggest some places…safe travels.

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  3. kingmidget says:

    You’re going through a lot of places I went through in 1972, when I was seven. Far enough ago that I have little memory of it. It’s one of my goals. In the years ahead to retrace that family vacation that spanned the country and 10,000 miles. Love what you’re sharing from your trip.

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