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Ashland → Eugene
Hitchhiked by Wallpaper
Ashland → Medford
Ride in the back of a pickup. A man with a warm smile who adviced me to be careful.
Medford → Eugene
Payam got off the interstate and back on (turned around to pick me up). What a great and joyful ride!!! We discussed farming, intentional communities, his experience as an Iranian American, activism, life… what a wonderful human. I will definitely be in contact with him in the future.
|17 June 2019|
Mesa → Escalante
Hitchhiked by Wallpaper
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Camp Verde → Flagstaff
Another pickup truck. This one belonged to a hunter who wanted to help me out. He drove me to Flagstaff and offered to buy me McDonald's if I was hungry.
Bryce Canyon Junction → Escalante
I had the longest wait of the day in this spot. It wasn't the optimal time to be heading East, most of the traffic was heading to the national park. A Russian hitchhiker named Maxim walked up to me while I was trying to catch a ride. He said the U.S. is the worst place for hitchhiking— very contrary to my experience. He then said that the fastest way to hitchhike is as a… (read on in Trip)
Escalante → Campsite
A few cars passed me until a father/daughter duo stopped. Nice people, they weren't going far, but they new of a sweet dispersed camping spot near the highway up ahead. They dropped me off there as the sun was setting.
Mesa → Pine
An ex military helicopter pilot named Buzz picked me up. Regailed me with stories from his youth, and about how much Arizona has changed over the decades.
Pine → Camp Verde
A woman pulled over and told me to hop in the back of her pickup. She sped the whole way to the I-17 and handed me a Bible tract when she dropped me off.
Hwy 12 Junction → Bryce Canyon Junction
Amélie, a woman from Paris, picked me up. She lives in Mexico most of the year working as a scuba divimg instructor. Now she's on a solo roadtrip around the states. "I feel like the world is my home."
Flagstaff → Junction of UT Hwy 12 north of Hatch
Matt, a young libertarian picked me up. We discussed anarchy, politics, feminism, and he was open minded and engaging. He is ex-military, grew up conservative. Interested in quitting his job and sailing around the world. Has hitchhiked from time to time in the past.
|09 June 2019|