1/29/12, Missouri Valley, IA - With less than three weeks until my return to Colorado, the planning for Trip #4 is well underway. The map below shows my projected route and approximate times when the lads and I will be in a particular area. I decided on a route that would provide me with the best scenery and trout fishing.
Before the journey is over, the horses should have another 5000 miles of road behind them and be a lean - mean - pulling machine. The route I have chosen brings us through all eleven of the western states in the continental U.S.
The journey begins in La Garita, Colorado and travels north, through the Rockies in the spring and summer. Fall will see us moving south and arriving in the southern deserts before winter sets in. After a leisurely winter trip east through the warm country, the lads will turn and follow the spring grass growth north to Colorado.