The Road Much Traveled
by Henri Bauhaus
Living in Vancouver in the summer of '73 was easy. So much so, that Mark McCloud was reluctant to leave the Canadian city for a long hitchhiking sojourn across the continent. However, September was drawing near and educational obligations in New York City necessitated the young man's departure. This short story details the young traveler's first leg of the journey, a day that he will never forget.