Dice #3 (The hotel nevada + Desert Silence)

We spend the night in Cathedral Gorge - a clay, dirt dreamscape - then head to the Hotel Nevada to hear a song by David Dondero.

I dig into William Least Heat-moon's Blue Highways and find we've shared the same road.

Sunset at church.

Dice #2 (The Middle of Somewhere)

Part 2 of the Dice Series.

We cross the nearest state border and drive across Nevada. Featuring two stories from the Little Ale'inn and a found book that would become the trip manifesto.

The system:

1 = North

2 = East

3 = South

4 = West

5 = Stay put

6 = Cross the nearest state border.

"That's what I tell everybody - watch the sky." -Pam, Little A'le'Inn

“On the old highway maps of America, the main routes were red and the back roads blue. Now, even the colors are changing.”
— William Least Heat-Moon, Blue Highways

We bought a 6 back and bag of chips and careened into the warm desert night, looking for a place to sleep.

MUSIC:

Church - Porteur (https://soundcloud.com/porteur)
Time Bandit - Yclept Insan (https://soundcloud.com/ycleptinsan)
Italics - Porteur

Dice #1 (The system)

The Dice Series begins.

For the next 6 episodes, middle school friend Brian Anderson and I will wake up every morning and roll a single di. Then, depending on the roll, we will drive in a certain direction for the rest of the day.

The system:

1 = North

2 = East

3 = South

4 = West

5 = Stay put

6 = Cross the nearest state border.

Day 1, Southbound.

Day 1, Southbound.

Mono Lake

Mono Lake

I climbed a pole. Mono lake in the background.

I climbed a pole. Mono lake in the background.