Broken Heart

2010, July 8

Traveling from Huntington Beach1 and with destination yet to be determined, occupant of this camper is “passing through on a broken heart”.

On the last portion of my journey from Montana to Oregon, I took Mckenzie Pass2, which follows the path of an 1860 wagon route. At the summit stands Dee Wright Observatory3, built in 1935 during the Great Depression. It was there that Markus introduced himself, the occupant.


  1. Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. The city is named after American businessman Henry E. Huntington. “Huntington Beach, California.” Wikipedia. 18 January 2015. 

  2. McKenzie Pass (elev. 5335 ft/1623 m) is a mountain pass in the Cascade Range in central Oregon. “McKenzie Pass.” Wikipedia. 20 September 2013. 

  3. Dee Wright Observatory is an observation structure at the summit of McKenzie Pass in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. “Dee Wright Observatory.” Wikipedia. 26 January 2014. 

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