I went to visit an old friend last week. Pride.
Here I am with Pride. The first horse that so courageously carried me on the 2005 ride.
He’s been living a great life for many years with Nancy Haugan’s on her family ranch in the West Kootanai – west of Eureka, Montana. Nancy is our beloved Veterinarian and owns Mountain Vista Veterinary Services. He must be around 23 by now I wasn’t quite sure. He looked great, still as flashy as ever.
It’s hard to believe we ever survived that first ride. What I marveled at was his perseverance in the face of my inexperience!
THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE
The Eclipse happened at 11:15 here at Libby, Montana. The regional fire-fighting headquarters were set up in the J. Neil Park where I camp when I come thru Libby..
The fires have made it impossible to consider riding across the Bob Marshall to Helena as I had orginally planned. I will haul next month to Helena visiting FarCountry Press, finishing up the last details for the book coming out soon. Then Boston, Harvard talk from the 18th to the 21st of September.