My hosts in Wheatland Wyoming are what made America great. Very kind generous people they put my boys up in a large pasture, put me up in there guest room for the three days of bad weather. Then on the second day they drove me to scout the roads I’ll be traveling on for the next two weeks and helped me get permission to cross and park on ranches so that I’m not trespassing. That sounds like a simple thing but the dirt roads we drove on were muddy and very slippery because of some type of clay here in Wyoming that turns to slime when wet. It took us 10 hours to drive the route and we had to chain up. A big Thank You to them.
This will be my route for the next couple of weeks. It will be going through some wilderness areas with very few people.
I made it to Wyoming and the start of the Rocky Mountains. I’ve had some excellent Hosts the first couple of days in Wyoming. http://join.nokidhungry.org/site/TR/PFR/DD_Pers_Fund_13?px=3432979&pg=personal&fr_id=1473
Rest days are very important to the horses. I like to drive 3 days rest 1 then drive 3 days and rest 2 days seems to be the best pattern for Renegade and Star-Buck. In the last 13 days I went from Brule NE to just east of Lyman NE. Here are some of the Sights I seen along the way.
I am in open range country which means cattle guards and Gates here are some pictures explaining what that means.
I’ve hit the North Platte River Valley and it’s beautiful. I’ve been traveling south of the Platte River on the Oregon Trail. I’m on a beautiful road through open range land. Driving through open range is a beautiful except that when you have open range you have cattleguards. On road 54 south of Lisco Ne. I’ve had to open up and pass through 9 cattleguard gates. Still I enjoyed the drive today.
An old house you could feel the history
I’ve made Brule NE and the Oregon Trail today. It was a wet cold day but made it to a great host. I’ve decided that I am going to do the smart thing and not do California Hill. But here is a picture of me and Schatzie at the beginning of the California Hill.
First thing is I crossed into Nebraska today. Second thing is I am now in the mountain time zone. Third thing is thanks to some very nice people I’m parked at the fairgrounds in Benkleman NE. God is great.
The wind was rough today really kicked up the dust.
It was a good day the boys moved along at a steady pace. I’m going to have to get a different collar for Renegade, his is still rubbing his neck. I’ll be resting for a couple of days in Levent KS. I drive for three days then rest one then drive for three days and rest two.