Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, January 16, 2001
# 5:00:00 PM:

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It has a name: infiltration

In university, I had a group of friends prone to unusual activities. We called them "excursions," but it turns out we were not alone -- and that most people who do similar things call them "infiltrations."

Ours included exploring the steam tunnels beneath the University of B.C. and the storm sewers underneath the city of West Vancouver, riding freight trains, and adventures in a few railway tunnels (on one of which I jumped on a train midway, and unknowingly left my two companions behind -- without a flashlight). A few years later, one of our members extended his rail-riding by going all the way to New Orleans from Vancouver on freight cars.

Anyway, Salon magazine just published a feature about the online network of people who do such things. It's a fun read.


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