go “What do we do if they wave us in?”
“Wave back,” says Rudi.
We fantasized that it might be okay, actually… not getting
the phone call and everything. But we kinda knew the truth, too.
[laughter] We knew we had God on our side, though … John
Thomas [the ranger on duty] was pretty cool. He didn't even
wave. Before we even got close he just turned and walked off the
motor rig, started heading up the hillside to watch us run. Cause
he knew we weren't pulling in. And after he turned around
he never looked over again. He was just looking down at his clipboard
and walking, talking on his radio, reporting that we were coming
by, I think.