In mid-January of 1996 I rode from Dunsmuir to Klamath with a reporter and photographer from the San Francisco Chronicle to get material for an article. Above (from left to right) are Lucas, Ken Howe, and Fred Larson.
The American Nomad (in camo jacket) chats with Ken Howe.
As darkness (and the temperature) fell, we built a fire to keep warm.
The darker it got, the colder it got...
Finally getting off in Klamath Falls around 1:00 am, we rolled out in the old SP garage to wait for a southbound.
After stopping at Black Butte the next morning, we met these guys who rode down a few cars behind us on the front end of a grainer.