Souvenirs from Montana

Flying above the midwest plains, coming into Chicago, some souvenirs come to mind:
$5 breakfast at Red Lodge Cafe, Beartooth Highway with zero cars, marmot families, bushy foxes, Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley before 10 AM, small flock of mountain sheep, hundreds of buffaloes, and a double espresso in Gardiner, MT.

Past the ancient iconic Northern gate into Yellowstone, I received one exclusive souvenir, the greatest $10 deal in the country-my very own lifetime National Parks and Recreational Senior Pass.


About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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4 Responses to Souvenirs from Montana

  1. Tom –

    You are WAY TOO YOUNG to be getting a lifetime pass!

    Keep going w the blog – I love it!



  2. Jim Keener says:

    I love that pass. Thank you, Uncle Sam.


  3. Clarkie says:

    Carol gets hers this year, but I have another year to wait….


    • tjamrog says:

      The card allows for occupants of the vehicle as well, so be nice to her. UT

      However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich mans abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. -Thoreau


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