ABOVE IT ALL
In the spring of 1928, in what amounted to the start of his second Asia journey, a seventeen-year-old L. Ron Hubbard set out from his home in Helena, Montana, with little more than the clothes in his knapsack and the proceeds from the sale of an old Model T. To increase his meager funds, he briefly signed on as a Boy Scout instructor at Washingtons Camp Parsons above Puget Sound. From Camp Parsons, he next set out across the Olympic Mountains where, as noted in his diary ...that night I made camp about two miles down trail from Shelter Rock. Twelve hours later, I was limp on top of a boulder pile, saved from a broken spine by my pack. Presumably before that near-fatal fall, however, he also recorded Above It All.