Helped this dude, James, stow on the train without a ticket. He's making his way from Eugene, OR to Austin, TX. Had a friend with him—John—and a dog named Peter. We talked for 30 minutes. James said:
I gave them six dollars and some goods that might or might not be considered illegal in some states. They then hopped a freight train toward Boulder, CO.
Sometimes, to be human, you gotta break the rules.