Kicked Out!

Where in these mountains are you hiding?  Are you still in Yellowstone, or have you moved on?  Isn’t it getting cold up there? It has dropped into the 80s here daytime, and 60s at night.  Just wondering about you; we heard from you so often when you were on the AT, and then having you here totally spoiled me.  I love when I know that you are nearby.

Love, Mom

Hi Mom

I was in the Craters of the Moon NM in Idaho last night. This morning while I was driving to one of the trails I was met by a park ranger who told me I had to leave.He was very kind and apologetic.It is almost getting too cold and stormy to be up here near the mountains. Every night it gets way below freezing, and with all the cloudy days, I’m having trouble getting a charge from my solar panel. I think it is almost time to migrate.Tonight I have found a hidden campsite in the Sawtooth National Forest that doesn’t appear to be important enough to be attracting attention from the forest service. I hope I don’t get a knock on the door in the middle of the night!~On The Trail With Castaway 

Love, Dale

6 Responses to “Kicked Out!”

  1. Donna says:

    This was rather strange. It took reading over halfway through to realize it was an email message from Mom to you and your reply back to her. But it works, giving us all an update on where you are. Thanks for posting.

  2. Gmalafferty says:

    That’s a lazy way of writing both a blog and an email at the same time! But, we all heard from you, so it was worth while for everyone.

  3. Daryl says:

    Are national forests closed for camping too? Or just national parks?

    The weather is turning nice down here in the south. Lots of solar energy and minimal need for AC.

  4. Dale says:

    Yeah Mom, I have gotten very lazy since I retired, and I thought i could kill two birds with one stone.

    The National Forests campgrounds are closed but you can still “disperse camp.” It would be impossible to close all the roads in 200 million acres of national forest.

  5. Daryl says:

    Are you getting snowed on?

  6. Dale says:

    No! The weather here in Boise has been beautiful. I am having a wonderful time visiting Robin, Ken, Megan and Steven. They are so nice and have made me feel right at home! I am leaving for OR tomorrow.

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