On June 22nd Nimblewill Nomad headed south from Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier International Peace Park, Alberta, Canada, o’er the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. His plans were to hike the Backbone of the North American Continent, from Canada to Mexico, following a general route mapped by Jonathan Ley.
Unfortunately the CDT southbound hike has come to an end, at least for this year. The Nomad’s health required that he return home for medical attention and recuperation time. Although a disappointment now, the Nomad will gain back his strength and soon be making plans for yet another journey to share with you.
On the 14th, he departed for Fort Clatsop in Oregon. From there, God willing, he’ll continue on to the Pacific at Cape Disappointment, Washington, o’er the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. 200 years to the day-the beginning of Jefferson’s historic quest in search for the Northwest Passage.
On October 27th, and from the capitol in Nashville Tennessee, the NimblewillNomad began yet another grand adventure, a journey through the “Old Southwest,” down the historic Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.
The driving purpose behind Odyssey 2003 was to visit the grave ofMeriwether Lewis, at Meriwether Lewis Monument in Lewis County Tennessee, where rests the remains of that great explorer and statesman who took his own life at a place called Grinder’s Stand.
Surely, there is no man alive today, save, perhaps, Norman Miller, who’s spent more time with Lewis and Clark. And so it was to be expected, to beginOdyssey 2004, the Nimblewill Nomad would pass the grave of William Clark in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis. Thus, during these odysseys has the old Nomad traveled with the Corps of Discovery, lived with them — and thus does he know them well.
Silver Threads Among the Gold