PBS’s Sebak: “We could do this forever”

PBS producer Rick Sebak has called the past few days reporting that like any good road trip, there’s just too many places to explore when you’re trying to keep to a schedule: “There’s so much to see, we could do this forever.”

They’re on their second cross-country trip fiming for A Look Along the Lincoln Highway, premiering this October. Amazingly, this afternoon Rick and Bob and Glenn are driving east and will be pulling into the Lincoln Highway conference in Evanston, Wyoming. Amazing because they passed by just a few days ago heading west into Utah where they interviewed former LHA president Jess Peterson, headed down Johnson Pass (above, though Gatofeo wrote to say this is actually Dugway Pass), crossed the Great Salt Desert, got a flat tire, interviewed Jay Banta and toured with him, crossed Nevada, filmed in the Sierras and Placerville, reached the terminus, and are blazing back eastward. Amazing too are the photos and videos they’re capturing for their blog. Here are some extra beauties from Rick – CLICK on them for larger views. Makes you want to hit the road, doesn’t it?


• Horses along Pony Express Road, a LH bypass around Dugway, Utah.


• Pony Express Road meets the LH east of Fish Springs, Utah.


• Jay Banta shows the crew around Kearney Ranch, Callao, Utah.


• Crossing Nevada.


• Bob and Glenn set up a late-day shot at Berkeley Pier on the San Francisco Bay.


• Sebak reaches the Western Terminus in San Francisco for time #2.

Remember to CLICK on them for larger views – and you’ll soon be planning your own trip.

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One thought on “PBS’s Sebak: “We could do this forever”

  1. One of your photos is incorrectly labeled:
    https://brianbutko.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/sebak_ut_johnson.jpg?w=450&h=301
    This photo was reportedly taken from Johnson’s Pass, whch is in the Stansbury Mountains. Actually, it was taken from Dugway Pass, in the Dugway Range.
    I know because I live and work at Dugway and was at Dugway Pass just a few weeks ago and took nearly the same photo.
    It may be possible to travel along the Lincoln Highway on U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground if you get permission and are escorted. It has been done before, arranged by Dugway’s Public Affairs Office.
    Of course, travel along or near the Lincoln Highway on Dugway Proving Ground depends upon whether the area is used at the time. It cannot be guaranteed you will have access.
    Dugway employees work Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. so you will not find anyone answering phones Friday through Sunday.
    Send me an email if you wish to receive the phone number for the Public Affairs Office at Dugway Proving Ground.

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