So i've been watching a PBS documentary on lewis n clark's journey across the great lands of america. did you know that they went with a shitload of guys, around 40, not just themselves, 2 guys having a good time in the outdoors? also, that clark brought a slave with him? and, that they traveled thousands of miles on the missouri river UPSTREAM??? hearing their story makes me want to explore the great plains forever. it's not fair, they were on a journey commissioned by president jefferson to explore the great unknown, and they went, gone for YEARS, unsure of what lay ahead, everyday hunting, traveling, meeting indian tribes, documenting unknown plants and animals, charting unmapped territory... and now we know everything, there is no more realistic exploration anymore, and we just have to conform to the 9-5 M-F except holidays and paid vacation system that is part of why this country is so GREAT, but is ultimately so fucking boring for the lewises and clarks of the world that have no more white water rapids or grizzly bears or lakota sioux or rocky mountains to battle.
I just want to be an adventurer.