Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 5- Part I

Transcription update- 378 entries, 270.5 pages.  10 to go.  I WILL be done tomorrow!  But we’re just getting started in Sedona.  Let’s hike, Badass Sci Fi style!


I know it’s a little messy, but so was The Second Hike.  Times are in red, so yeah, I started on the trailhead around 10:46 a.m., and first spotted my car again at 6:42 p.m.  Worst, hiker, ever.  Please, partake in a little schadenfreude at my expense.

06-16-18- Entry 264- Sedona, Arizona

4 o’clock in the morning, local time…  Thinkin’ about the book…Jeep tours…so we could park the Hellcat at the ranch, and pick up a Jeep that looks like a tour Jeep.  Maybe a bright pink tour Jeep, or whatever, that has a hidden 50 cal semi auto…tucked in the roll bar…  And then maybe a Jeep chase.  Pretty sure we’ve seen a lot of those, but not on the roads that I saw today…or…yesterday, off roads.


06-16-18- Entry 266- Sedona

It’s about 9:30 my time (8:30 local)…  Rather dreary day.  Heavily overcast.  Been sprinkling, drizzling, raining pretty much for the last hour.  But you know what, I like it, because A; it makes for some interesting viewing…

Gonna do [location withheld] today, and then some.  Hopefully this weather keeps people away.

06-16-18- Entry 267- Dry Creek Trailhead

I left the trailhead about…10:50 local time.  On Girdner Trail right now headin’ towards [deleted].  Hopefully we get some good imagery, use it…

Um, already made one wrong turn back towards the car, so I don’t know if that’s a bad omen or not.

I hope I’m goin’ the right way, because I’m once again by the road.  I don’t know where I’m going.


06-16-18- Entry 268- Hiking

Well, it should be an adventure tryin’ to find [nope].  Shoulda gotten an earlier start…  Half an hour in, and I’ve already backtracked twice.

Don’t gimme attitude.  I don’t wanna have to twist my ankle kickin’ your ass. 

Yeah, I’m not a very good fighter.  I’m what you might call a snapping turtle.  I’ll turtle, but I’ll fuckin’ snap your scrotum off.

06-16-18- Entry 270- Hiking

Well, I think I’m finally on the final approach to [you’ll figure it out] trailhead…finally.  After three wrong turns, all on, or dealing with, Chuckwagon trail.

06-16-18- Entry 271- Some Sort of Trailhead

So, we’re at [I said it wrong, then corrected myself, but both names are meaningful] trailhead.  Can’t wait to go up it.  It’s gonna be awesome.

Got some low clouds…pretty ominous.

Gonna do a loop around Coffeepot Rock, Capital Butte…do the Chimney Rock…  You got about 8-9 miles ahead, so should be good.

About two hours in, about three hours to go.

Still, nothing like Grand Canyon.  But this is a little more meaningful.  Just as meaningful to the novel, but more meaningful as far as actual location scouting.

I don’t know if this also an omen, but while I was sitting down eating a Clif bar, I put my backpack next to me, and my foot, heel, was positioned perfectly to let the water out of the fuckin’ faucet…out of the mouthpiece.  I don’t know how much I lost, but my backpack feels a lot lighter.

So, here we go…[maybe next time].


Until next time, don’t bother me.  I’m hiding a book.



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