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Troubadours in Thermopolis, Wyoming

Randy and Wormz by their conversion van

Thermopolis, Wyoming reminds me that we all need a steam valve. Basically, that's what Thermopolis is—North America's steam valve. Its the world's largest mineral spring, to boot.

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Camping is Good for the Soul

Here's a story where fellow campers came to my rescue

Just in case you think I'm some kind of woodsy gal who beds down with the mountain goats atop Beartooth Pass or something, don't give me too much credit!

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Nowhere to Sleep in Oil Country

Here's a story where fellow campers came to my rescue

Trying to find a place to camp in North Dakota oil country took some ingenuity and the help of fellow campers willing to brave Yellowstone River mosquitoes.

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The Goodwill of Strangers

A sudden storm kicked up and I found myself in a flooded tent

Who needs a rainfly if you spray waterproofing stuff on your tent? As Pippin said in The Hobbit, “Short cuts make long delays.”

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What I Packed and Listened To

People often ask how difficult it is to pack for six weeks on a motorcycle. It's pretty easy when you get in the groove. Simplicity is the watchword. Oh, and quick-dry fabrics.

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