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First steps …

I arrived in Tobacco Gardens tonight. Peg, who owns the campground here, hooked me up with a cabin, two hamburgers, ketchup, mustard, and a few cans of Busch beer. It was the kindest of welcomes and the real start of this journey. So, tonight I am relaxing.

Tomorrow morning, I will rise and shine and put on the 45-pound pack. I will turn left out of the campground and then right onto the dirt road that parallels Lake Sakakawea, heading east. I am headed on foot into the heart of oil country. The first thing I will pass, after 5 or 10 minutes of walking, is this oil rig, seen from Tobacco Gardens. According to the state map, the rig is the Nabors X10, drilling for XTO Energy.

Oil rig. McKenzie County, North Dakota.

Oil rig. McKenzie County, North Dakota.

 

I will pass 20 or so other wells during the coming week. I’ll post again here when that’s all done.

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