Awareness of the outside world. Guardian: US states agree breakthrough deal to prevent Colorado River from drying up, Milman, 22 May 2023. Vox: The 100-year-old mistake that’s reshaping the American West, What happens if the Colorado River keeps drying up? Oltman, Resnick, Estes, & Walsh, Apr 21, 2023.
Virtual Tevis Cup 2023
100 Miles in 100 Days
19 April to 30 July
Rodney – 15 miles this week, 67 miles total
Milton – 9 miles this week, 57 miles total
Tues 16 May to Mon 22 May
Hand walk in the morning. In the evening, a combination of hand walks (both), riding (Rodney), and longline & driving (Milton).
Rodney’s extra laps came from our monthly 5K, a extra walk when I thought it was going to storm in the evening – resulting in 3 miles that day – and a few days when Milton’s walker was not available.
We Got Us A Convoy
Part of our lap is a single track through the trees. Rodney likes to walk closer to Milton’s hind end than I am comfortable with. Instead of fussing at him to slow down, I toss the leadrope over his neck and let him go on ahead of me. He parks his nose in Milton’s tail and does his mule train impression. I bring up the rear. Rodney trundles along, makes the turn, and gets a cookie when he successfully negotiates the section.
Technically, I believe pack and mule trains are tied together. These two are not, but they have that air.
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2 thoughts on “Pack Train Practice, Strolling Through The 60s & Flourishing in the 50s, Virtual Tevis 2023”
Rodney and Milton get the best of care. They probably don’t appreciate it. The walk in single file sounded like it could be a short video some time. Is there such a thing as a horse-cam? Just a thought on a rainy day.