I'm excited to offer the first official audiocast today! If you recreate on federal lands, including the National Parks, there is a topic that your wallet is already familiar with: entrance fees. I had the opportunity to speak with Washington State Rep Maralyn Chase who has co-sponsored a House Memorial which asks that federal fees collected under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) be abolished in the State of Washington.
I met a lot of folks along the trail who's dedication to the Lewis and Clark story inspired me. I would like to introduce you to a living history interpreter who I think is as talented as anyone I've ever met at his craft. This fellow is named Hasan Davis, he is an educator and makes his home in the St. Louis area but has traveled coast to coast telling the story of York, Captain William Clark's slave.
When I was at the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial event in Billings, MT recently, I brought along a portable audio recorder. I had the opportunity to chat with a fellow who has portrayed William Clark across the country at nearly all of the national Lewis & Clark events the last few years.