The Night Before Riding Away on my Mules
It’s 9p, Friday night. I’m in the cabin alone. This will be my last night in my bed for many months. In the morning, I will saddle Brick and Cracker, ride out the front gate and head west. I will ride Cracker. Brick will carry the supplies.
Here’s a few photos from the past few days of preparations.
In the morning, I will ride out the gate and ride toward Anita Alta horse camp. Twenty miles away, it snuggles up against the Pisgah National Forest. The next day I will ride to Globe before winding higher and higher in to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
I will miss the hell out of Julia. She’s not coming on this trip. She sketched me a wonderful drawing of Brick, Cracker and me starting our journey. I thought you’d enjoy it.
I sure look forward to keeping you posted from the road.
Success to you! Looking forward to your posts. Your book is really good…write another.
Good luck and a safe, safe trip! Looking forward to following your trip!
Good to see you enjoying life. Best of luck and safe travel . Will enjoy your travels as you go along
All the best for your trip and good on you for doing it. Going to be life altering. Promise. I want to follow you. Mule rider too.
Bon Voyage my good friend. I hope your travels are safe, fun and full of adventure!
If you come thru Chattanooga area and need a pasture to rest in let me know. I have 11 acres fenced.. Best of luck to you in your travels. Look forward to reading your blog.
I have so enjoyed reading your blogs, and especially loved watching you wagon journey. Hope you have a wonderful trip. Should you come our way (the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula) we have room for you. We would be honored with a visit.
Howdy all. Wow, I’m so moved by all your comments and thoughts. This really motivates me to keep posting about life on the road with mules. Thanks! ‘til next time. Bernie
Hi Bernie ..
Hoping everything is going ok ..
Sending an as i’m interested in doing a
Long Ride .. unfortunately I’m in the Uk
Just waiting for retirement and doing a lot of reading .. i could do with talking with someone who has done a Long Ride ..
Howdy Andy. Great hearing from you. That’s great you’re thinking of a Long Ride. The UK would be a super place. You mentioned reading. Have you run across “The Horse Travel Handbook” by CuChullaine O’Reilly? It’s put out by the Long Riders Guild. Also the Encyclopaedia. Great references for long distance voyaging. All the best in your preps. Keep me posted! Bernie / mule Brick / Mule Cracker / presently in Speck, KY
PS: if you haven’t seen it already, you might be interested in my wagon voyage across America. Not long Riding by long Driving. Available in the UK on Amazon. The link:
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