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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Scott Chastain
Thank You!

I cannot express how thankful I am to be but a smidgen of a milestone number like ten thousand, but even as my days are as numbered as the hairs of my head, so measureless is my joy every time the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

And so it was that I stooped over there and prayed. I beseeched the Lord to remember the promise he had given us not so long ago to come again, and to come quickly, and to leave not one stone left...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

There was a trailhead just outside the gate. They called it the Trans-Catalina Trail. Being myself the transient I was, I took the trail not knowing at all where it might lead, but I trusted that the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

Inside the McDonalds, there were two little girls eating Happy Meals with a guy in his forties who wore a long beard and a ponytail. One of the little girls, with blonde-brown hair and straight-cut...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

In the town of Big Bear, I hooked off to the right into a commercial area called The Village. Many people were enjoying the day shopping and dining and buying their kids ice cream and souvenirs in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

The Fawn Lodge Hotel and Restaurant appeared to be the centerpiece of Fawnskin. It also appeared to be shut down, abandoned, in major disrepair, or otherwise in the throes of impending...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

At the main gate of the trailer resort, a couple of kids were playing a game of badminton. Just as I approached, they knocked the birdie onto somebody’s golf cart as it drove...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

I started up toward the north rim of the lake and began taking captive to Christ every part of my experience. I did not know what I would see, hear, feel, or otherwise sense on a spiritual level...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

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It did not take long to get it ready, but I found that my rear tube would not inflate, so I had to replace it. A few...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

Above me, the cumulus cast shadows into the canyon like ink splotches poured over the crumpled scab wounds of the earth.

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Forty

At first light, I realized how little sleep I had gotten when I moved the sofa back. There was a hollow feeling in my head like perhaps some of the dead stagnancy of the terminal building had made...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Nine (cont.)

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I was pretty hungry. I wanted to find a good place to eat. I walked into one restaurant that was stifling hot inside...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Nine (cont.)

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Entering the first neighborhood, I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Nine (cont.)

Almost immediately, I was drawn to an abandoned gas station and gift shop. It was the epitome of places where transients like myself were drawn.

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Nine (cont.)

It felt like it was over a hundred degrees inside the terminal building. The Caravan pilot was right: It looked like that place had not been in operation for decades. There was a conference table and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Nine (cont.)

At Lordsburg, New Mexico (LSB), I made a dash to the north, and after two-and-a-half hours of flying, I landed at St. Johns, Arizona (SJN), the only bird on the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Nine (cont.)

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Nine (cont.)

Halfway into town, there was a sign posted for me to turn off to the left. I found a cemetery with many pieces of shrine-like statuary planted throughout. Most of the departed bore epitaphs written...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Nine (cont.)

There were no other planes on the field except for a Cirrus that was parked under the shade of an awning.

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The sky was...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Nine

I awoke while it was still dark at the Spanish Peaks Airport. A white truck pulled into the parking lot next to the terminal building and its lights flashed inside through the windows. A guy got out...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Eight (cont.)

I walked into a Subway and ordered a footlong sandwich and a Gatorade. Then on the way back to the airport, I saw a cemetery over my shoulder to the left. I pulled in with the Jeep and got out. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Eight (cont.)

I took the railroad tracks back toward the center of town. I could hear the rumble of thunder in the distance, and there came a certain charge in the air that stirred up a sense of anticipation in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Eight (cont.)

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Again, I asked the Lord to lead me into the lonely and broken places where it was I felt his presence most. And he...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Eight (cont.)

I saw the thickening darkness as it swirled overhead and cast an ominous backdrop to the towering infrastructure crackling nearby.

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Eight (cont.)

I drove down the gravel road to Highway 25 and hung a left. I kept the windows rolled down and got the Jeep up to 80 miles per hour, and I could hear the tires humming a joyful tune on the highway as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Eight (cont.)

The first thing I noticed in Walsenburg was the sign by the fuel pumps warning people about rattlesnakes in the area.

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Eight (cont.)

There were a few small thunderstorm cells forming over the Rockies as I picked my way between peaks and over valleys until I crossed through Hagerman Pass and made the downwind for Runway 34 at the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Eight (cont.)

I heard Shawn over the radio making an approach into Canyonlands when I was about ten miles out. Desi landed well ahead of me, and I announced that I was making a circling descent overhead so she...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Eight

I got up at 5:30 AM just as the sun began to bleed red through the smoke on the horizon.

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I went downstairs into the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2017, 02:57 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Seven (cont.)

Mike and Brice asked me where I was heading next. I told them I needed a place to sleep for the night. Brice asked me why I didnít just stay in a hotel in Rock Springs, and I told him the truth. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Seven (cont.)

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There had been much death and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Seven (cont.)

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A list of names, posted behind the double image of an advertisement and the passing day beyond, bore its own...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Seven (cont.)

There were a few back yards and alley scenes I was led through along the way. I continued to dredge up in visions and absorptions of the Spirit as much as my walking would permit me that...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Seven (cont.)

A lovely young couple were having lunch right across from me. I thought that their baby was perhaps one of the most beautiful babies I had seen in a very long time. She drew the attention of all the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Seven (cont.)

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Seven (cont.)

The first thing I saw in there were terminal-style chairs and a coffee pot. I went ahead and grabbed a cup.

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I sat...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Seven

Somewhere behind the sound of the wind and the rain beyond the thin wooden walls of the shack in White Sulphur Springs, I could hear the squeal of rubber. There were intermittent flashes of light...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Six (cont.)

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Six (cont.)

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Six (cont.)

I began walking through the residential areas of town. I witnessed much decay there.

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Six (cont.)

Almost immediately, I felt the same sense of abandonment enveloping that town as I had in so many others. Buildings and structures lay empty and boarded-up and leaning without any more hope of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2017, 03:04 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Six (cont.)

It was really windy there, and I could still see the Canadian smoke putting a haze in the air. I walked into the shack to have a look.

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2017, 03:01 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Six (cont.)

After lunch, I walked down a dirt road in front of the brewery toward a train trestle. I rested there for a time and watched the water go by. Then I placed a captive cross of Merced soil on the banks...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2017, 02:58 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Six (cont.)

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Beyond the post office sat an...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2017, 02:56 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Six (cont.)

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I walked inside, but I could see immediately there was no after-hours access. I decided that I would see what might be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2017, 02:54 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Six

It was a beautiful, clear morning in Beach when I got up and packed the Dove. I got dressed and packed up quickly after my devotional time, and I looked forward to a great day of flying in what...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part II (cont.)

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2017, 02:52 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part II (cont.)

The Golden Valley County Courthouse was bathed in early evening sunlight.

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A small veterans memorial was stationed...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2017, 02:49 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part II (cont.)

From the cedar chest, to a stack of books, to an assembly of mason jars long fouled by the ravages of dank stillness and time, I moved up toward the light of day feeling somewhat numbed and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2017, 02:48 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part II (cont.)

The rear door of the house was open, so I went inside. The Lord wanted to show me something, he said. And he took me to it.

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2017, 02:41 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part II (cont.)

I drove the courtesy van across the railroad tracks and headed toward the water tower. There, I parked, got out, and started walking. I had no idea what the Lord was about to do with me. But this was...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2017, 02:39 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part II

As I taxied onto the ramp at Beach, I saw a man in his seventies standing by his car. He was wearing a baseball cap, and a pair of suspenders were pulled over a flannel shirt and holding up a pair of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-11-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part I (cont.)

Outside on the tarmac, the wind continued to whip over the asphalt while Jason, in his purple shirt and polyester pants, bade farewell to a C-206 crew as they prepared to crank...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-11-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part I (cont.)

The federal building was just down the street from city hall.

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-11-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part I (cont.)

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-11-2017, 02:54 PM
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Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part I (cont.)

In less than an hour-and-a-half, I landed in Aberdeen, South Dakota (ABR).

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There was a very stiff wind as I touched...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-11-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part I (cont.)

I wiped down the Dove in the morning sunshine. She was quite dirty from all the rain the night before which carried a lot of silt in the downpour.

I looked to the south where there was a DUTY FREE...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-11-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Five: Part I

I woke up to a spectacular sunrise on a crisp cool morning in Walhalla. I did not waste time packing up. I knew I had a lot of flying ahead of me that...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-10-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Four (cont.)

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Back at the airport, I asked Brice and Scott about Walhalla. They said it was a town that was already half dead....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-10-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,895
Posted By Scott Chastain
Day Thirty-Four (cont.)

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Back outside, I found an alleyway to walk down and proceeded toward the Highway 32...
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