• Photo of the Day – Reaching Elk Garden
    A very happy me, Cracker and Brick the day we arrived at Elk Garden, Virginia. From there, we headed up the Virginia Highlands Trail toward Ivanhoe, 70-something miles away.
  • How I Rode my Mules up the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail
    Hey, I drew you a map of my first five days riding my mules Brick and Cracker up the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail. I sketched the map into Katie’s notebook. Her parents, RJ and Christina, invited me for supper while I was camped at Fox Creek Horse Camp. Here are some photos of our time … Read more
  • Scenes From a Grayson Highlands Mule Camp
    I recently wrote of catching up with Badger, the Baron, Jimmy Dean and Sleeper at the Scales camp on the Virginia Highland Horse Trail. They taught me how to speak AT lingo. Here are some more photos from that gathering you’ll enjoy. Get A Free Copy of my New Photo Book 19 Million Mule Steps … Read more
  • Meet my New Neighbors While Riding the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail
    My mules Brick and Cracker are riding the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail. Meet my new neighbor Ms (or Mr?) Fly. How could I ever get lonely out here? Get A Free Copy of my New Photo Book 19 Million Mule Steps I’d love to give you a heads up when my new book Two Mules … Read more
  • How to Speak AT (Appalachian Trail) Lingo With Sleeper and His Tramily
    What’s your trail name? Who’s in you’re tramily? Mules Brick, Cracker and I had a damn amusing encounter with some hikers on the AT (Appalachian Trail) this week. Meet Sleeper, Jimmy Dean, The Bard and Badger. They’re going to teach you the lingo you’re going need to sling if you ever hike the AT. AT … Read more
  • Join my Mules For a Cup of Coffee Cooked on Our BioLite Wood Stove
    Howdy. Instead of carrying a conventional camping stove on my mule ramble up the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail, I used a BioLite wood stove. It uses sticks instead of gasoline or propane. Click on the video below to join me for a cup of wood-brewed coffee. For an in depth review of what it’s like … Read more
  • Your House
    Get A Free Copy of my New Photo Book 19 Million Mule Steps I’d love to give you a heads up when my new book Two Mules to Triumph, comes out. Two Mules to Triumph is about riding my mules Brick and Cracker 2,300 miles from North Carolina to Idaho. Just sign up for my … Read more
  • Overcome by Rain in Elk Garden While Riding the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail
    It ain’t always sunny in Elk Garden… Here’s a soggy update from my soaking wet mules in Elk Garden, Virginia. We were out riding the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail when a spring thunder storm overtook us. Get A Free Copy of my New Photo Book 19 Million Mule Steps I’d love to give you a … Read more
  • Squatting in Nettles
    I stopped to let my mules Brick and Cracker drink from a waterfall as I was riding them up the Virginia Highlands Trail. Then I felt the burning sensation…
  • Time Lapse Mule Camp on the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail
    Here’s a time lapse of me unloading my mules Brick and Cracker outside of Raccoon Creek Horse Camp on the Viriginia Highlands Horse Trail. In real time it took twenty minutes. Some days, I wish I could boil it down to 40 seconds like you see in this time lapse video. Get A Free Copy … Read more
  • Renegade Hoof Boot Repair Day
    Mules Brick and Cracker are taking two days off from our mule ramble at Nancy and Bill Sluy’s CCC ranch. The mules have enjoyed lots of grain, deep grass and two well-earned rest days. While I was here, I had a chance to go over my Renegade hoof boots with new friends Hanna and Lisa. … Read more
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