12/18/09, Malden, MO - Right off the bat this morning, we had a sharp little hill to climb. It wasn’t very long, but the grade was close to 20%. There’s only one good solution, when faced with a problem like this - run ‘em! Starting from where we are in this picture, I urged them into a run. By the time we hit the bottom of the hill, I had them going full bore. Inertia took over, and we sailed up the hill. Although, not exactly taken from a page in the wagon driver’s handbook, this technique will work in a pinch.
Once we were back out on the main road, it was an easy day of driving.