6/29/12, Madison River Valley - Tonight, I’m but four miles further down the road (about 3 miles NW of the 87/287 junction). I accepted the kind offer from Art to rest the team at his hillside ranch, a few miles down the road.
After a lazy start I hitched Bob and Doc and started for his place. After turning in the drive, the lads had a tough pull up the hill to the ranch house. B.O.B. may try his best to conserve his energy throughout much of the day, but when he really needs to buckle down and pull, he goes all out. With a gravel slope of 12 to 15% grade, the two boys managed to get low and pull us to the top.
Before I go further in the day, I must first relate the story of Doc’s romance.