Visitor

Lane Kleppen, who grew up on Montana’s bleak and beautiful Hi- line, (his older stay- at- home brother  Trent sends us wonderful photos from there, another friend who was born at Fort Peck has written the definitive book on it, Corb Lund the definitive song (scroll down), and still another friend, John Carlson of Prairie Ice, who was also born there, was my best man when Lib and I were married), but now lives in Seattle, visited this weekend in a vintage VW bug he had just bought in Albuquerque, which had fewer than 10,000 original miles on it! He also shot he shortest video of the 2000 foot climb out of the valley  to Magdalena I have ever seen. We had fun. I don’t think I ever met anyone from there I didn’t like…

Penguin John in his colony ….

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  1. Trent and Lane, two of my sons. Both raised independent, country and tough (because true survival on the HiLine demands that). One turned city. One still challenges each day's weather training dogs, hunting birds, fishing, feeding cattle, reading everything and entertaining all of us. Both academics for some unknown reason

  2. Trent and Lane, two of my sons. Both raised independent, country and tough (because true survival on the HiLine demands that). One turned city. One still challenges each day's weather training dogs, hunting birds, fishing, feeding cattle, reading everything and entertaining all of us. Both academics for some unknown reason

  3. Trent and Lane , two of my sons. Both were raised independent, country and tough (because true survival on the Hi Line demands that). One turned city. One still challenges each day's weather training dogs, hunting birds, fishing , feeding cattle, reading everything, and entertaining all of us. Both academics for some unknown reason.

  4. Thank you both again very much for opening your arms to a somewhat stranger! As I recently shared with Trent, I reflect often on this day, a highlight of my journey last spring. I appreciate the wonderful conversations and warm spirit which were shared with me during my time there.

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