Rathke: End of the year notes on the road

New Orleans      Since 1975, I’ve been on the road, one way or another, pedal to the metal or wheels up, anywhere between one-third and more than a half of the year.  I always make a…

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The West stays weird

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   We humped the highway back home through Texas. It was a great trip. It was time. We have some observations for what they are worth. We read that the governor…

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Driving through the Pandemic with Antifa

by Wade Rathke Decatur, Texas   In the predawn, the three-week long veteran night clerk at the Motel 6 along Highway 287 in Decatur, Texas north of Dallas confirmed, “it’s rough out here.” Looking for a…

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The Cimarron Cutoff and the BSA

by Wade Rathke Springer, New Mexico   Breaking camp on the East Fork of the San Juan River, we dried out our gear and were off again. Chaco caught and released a small brown trout in…

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The Unique and Extraordinary Chaco Canyon

by Wade Rathke Durango     American national parks and monuments are one of the special things about the United States, but there is no park more unique and extraordinary in innumerable ways than Chaco Culture…

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Cibola County in the crosshairs of pandemic and depression

by Wade Rathke Grants, New Mexico   No camping allowed at Chaco Canyon or what is more formally known now as Chaco Culture National Historical Park, nor could we cross the Navajo Reservation to get there, given…

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