Trek to the Coast

I’m borrowing a saddle and gear and riding to the coast with my Trusty steed Star-Buck. Once I’m there I’m calling the Trek done. However I’m not stopping my fundraiser once I’m home I’m going to ride as much as I can and put a dollar in for every mile I ride till I reach my Goal of 7000 dollars. It will probably take me a while to get there but it’s worth doing.

Trip to the California Coast

I’m borrowing a saddle and gear and riding to the coast with my Trusty steed Star-Buck. Once I’m there I’m calling the Trek done. However I’m not stopping my fundraiser once I’m home I’m going to ride as much as I can and put a dollar in for every mile I ride till I reach my Goal of 7000 dollars. It will probably take me a while to get there but it’s worth doing.

Renegade’s injury

His injury has pulled him out of the Trek he is going to be on field rest for 6 months. So now I have to make a decision about the trek. Do I buy another horse and continue with the wagon or do I sell the wagon and ride Star-Buck the rest of the way home. Either way it’s going to be a major change in my life. It’s hard to imagine this trek with out my Renegade he’s been such a solid steady beautiful horse. He always gave 110 percent when he was working. I’ll miss him on the road.

Dangerous Road

As I left Fallon Nv I was on highway 95 going south which I knew was a very busy road. However I didn’t realize it was going to be a dangerous road. In the first 2 miles a big semi truck decided to play chicken with a oncoming semi truck right beside me. Then in the next 2 miles it happened two more times so I called my next host and asked for help. She immediately came and picked up my boys, Schatzie and I in her horse trailer. Her friend Gene also came to my rescue and picked up my wagon. What a awesome wonderful rescue. Thank you

https://challenge-america-equine-trek.com/2019/08/30/dangerous-road/

A hard week

It’s been a hard 6 days for the boys. They did 153 miles in the last 6 days through a hot and not much water terrain. The long days were because we had to go from water to water hole. But they held up well and we are now resting up at the Silver Sage horse boarding facility. We broke our record for the longest distance done this week and hopefully never to do again 39 miles in one day. I would like to thank all those that made this trek possible bringing us water and letting me know where water would be found.

Leaving Winnemucca
The night sky at the Vesco ranch
the road goes on
the sun was coming up behind us
The sunset behind the boys

From Owyhee to Winnemucca Nv

I’ve made it to Winnemucca Nevada. There are to many people to thank for the help in the last two weeks. So I’m just going to to say Thank You to those who know who you are and who passed me down the Road to their friends and family. Here are some pictures of the last week.

the road stretches out before me
the sunrise on the range
Leaving out early to beat the heat
James Shoshone drew me a picture. https://vhangingheartmedia.com/collections/buckaroo-art-by-james-shoshone
The branding at the IL Tanch

Nevada heading West

I entered Nevada a couple of days ago but haven’t had phone service. I would like to thank Robin for keeping all of you updated on where I am and that I am doing great. Would also like to thank her and her family for the great hosting and scouting of roads and water.

Robin and James
the boys resting
early morning view
Schatzie playing for treats

Leaving Idaho

As I prepare to leave Idaho I look back on friendly people and a state of a lot of different terrain. I would like to thank my Brother for helping me clean up my Wagon and putting new tires on it. I would like to Thank Bobby for the great food and excellent BBQ. Idaho was an awesome state to travel through. Childhood hunger is real and we as individuals can help. We might not be able to change the world but we can change a child’s life. Just help.

a house shaped rock
goldrn Field in the sunrise
Beautiful view
At Riddle
Entering the Reservation

Half way and Anniversary

I’m in Mountain Home Id and at 3811 miles I’m probably halfway through the Childhood Hunger Awareness Trek. I’ve had an excellent trek so far. Thank you goes out to all the generous hosts and wonderful people who have helped me along the way. Yesterday was also my anniversary of being one year on the road.