Oh, Harvey… it’s all about the clicks, isn’t it??

Should have seen this coming… All the world is an internet stage, and Dr. Camel is one of its stars… at least in his mind…

Dr. Camel proves what a dick he is…

The world of the You-tuber, the fact that this is an actual and viable career choice these days… is a phenomenon that probably very few saw coming until it was already happening. The Influencer… working for clicks, tracking actual consumer likes and dislikes, with laser precision. Measurements we could only have guessed at in the days of Radio and Television advertising… The world is littered with click-bait. News-gathering entities less about the truth and more about sensationalism, the hot take- more about getting people to click through to the story, only to come face to face with a pay wall. Get used to it, I guess…

Faintly reminiscent of…

As Mark Springs into action, complete with a full load weighing him down…

…all he can bring to this party is his oversized walking stick… Whack Ka-Whack? Who the hell are we channeling? Fozzie Bear??

Unlike the African adventure when we met “Dirty” Dyer, and Mark saved the porter using a flaming branch… Who knew that Hippos respond to English commands? I guess if it works for T-Rex, then it would work for a Hippo…

But seriously folks, check out the artwork from 2016 compared to now. There is no comparison. It’s like we have been saying… James Allen has grown tired and is mailing it in…

Good Lord, Really?

Anything for a little manufactured suspense! And by the time Mark could get the warning out of his mouth, Genie would be (literally) eaten… or at least taken under with a dramatic body roll…

But this is the Trailverse, where laws of time and space sometimes take a back seat to expedience…

This appears to be the (aptly named) Mugger Crocodile...

Yea, Mark, why don’t you ask him yourself??

OK, I’ll say it. Those eyes. Or lack of… I mean, what’s the deal, here, James Allen? I get that these local folks, but really? You might be willing to give them some eyes with which to see…

…not if they see you first! Haha!

“Spring Water?” Uhmmm… it’s more like melted snow water, but okay… As Mark calls out to Genie like she’s a furlong away… She’s taking no chances as she heads to the stream with oversized walking staff in hand…

Mark, you passive-aggressive goon… So the Good Doctor has a little hitch in his giddyup, and this is what you want to know about? With Genie? How clumsy.

Reasserting Dominance!

While the Yak/Cattle Hybrid (Dzo is much easier to say…) looks on, Dr. Camel has grabbed the tiller and called curfew!  As usual, it’s a regular tent-city, replete with full-height wall tents that magically appear, since there is no way that much canvas could have been stored in the backpacks… Time, space and the laws of physics have no dominion in the Trailverse!

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Higher elevations!  Which means we will now get to see what cold-weather gear Mark has brought!

I’m sorry… Who is the expert here?

As Mark holds forth using his vast knowledge of hybrid species, Dr. Camel sits gobsmacked at the thought of Genie climbing into her sleeping bag…  err… sack.

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What have we learned so far?  That Nepal is largely temperate until one gets to elevation,  Sherpas are still available for hire, the flora and fauna are almost jungle-like, One-horned Rhinos are easily perturbed, Cattle mate with Yak, Mark has but one outfit that he wears every day, and that Dr. Camel is a fraud.  Can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring!