Summary: HH describes the early years of the trek, traveling on loops without a base camp until the early 30s. Acquiring property with a spring near Thoreau. Routes, logistics, and duties on the road. Road cooking over an open fire, Howie developed seven recipes for road cooks to cycle through. Writing home to parents.

Key words: Indianapolis, St. Louis, Yellowstone, La Junta, Coolidge, Burton Staples, Thoreau, KP, G&L, Colorado River, Four Corners, Olmstead, Rosseter

Hillis Howie Jr.
Prairie Trek 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951
Prairie Trek, staff, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
Base Camp staff, 1960
Family Trek 1978, 2005

Richard Vonnegut