Picked up strong athletic young hitchhiker in Bow heading to Manchester, told him where I was going about which he didn't comment except where to leave him off. Summit area was trashed and tower locked. Later learned from local that area was a hangout for gentlemen of a persuasion featured in a recent cowboy movie.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."