4/16/10, Medanales - After 11 days and 208 miles of travel, the team and I are going to get a couple of days off. All the horses are very physically fit and not fatigued, but they need rest from a psychological standpoint.
To date on this trip, we have journeyed for 5 months and passed through 2000 miles of beautiful American countryside. After another week of travel, weíll cross the great divide, and enter into Leg Three of our big loop through this wonderful land we live in.
While on the third segment of the journey, youíll notice some not so subtle changes in how we travel. The most obvious difference is that the team and I will be putting in far fewer miles, on a day to day average. The Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains is probably the gem of this great land of ours. I intend to enjoy it as much as possible. And just as importantly, the trout fishing is fantastic. A common scene you will see on the blog is the teamster wading in a mountain stream, with gray granite peaks, covered with patches of snow and low green trees, providing the backdrop. Nestled in their little playpen, my stalwart companions will be delicately sampling the spicy grasses of a high mountain meadow. Youíre also going to view red rock arches, deep canyons, green mountain sides covered with gray rock strewn talus slopes and endless reaches of high desert. Itís going to be an arduous, but fun filled journey. Most importantly, Iíll be showing the great people that fill this land of ours.