Category Archives: Cowboys & Horses

Across the Valle Vidal

I may have had the Rio Grande Gorge all to myself on Memorial Day weekend but the rim was beset with motorcycles. I’ve always liked bikers – they’re generally kind and generous to fellow travelers – but I have a … Continue reading

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Repost: Memorial Day Weekend on the Loneliest Road In America

Hey Everybody! I’m feeling much better and back on the road in northern New Mexico, hoping to come across another Memorial Day community BBQ in some small town. I’ll be posting soon about climbing Hermit Peak and hiking in and … Continue reading

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Filly Lost & Found: A Mother’s Day Post

Two years ago, in Wyoming, one of my childhood dreams came true. Somewhat lost on back roads, searching for Butch Cassidy’s Outlaw Cave in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, I happened to look off to the side of the red … Continue reading

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Accounting For All the Pretty Horses

Two summers ago I did something reckless: I went to a wild horse and burro auction in Bernalillo, New Mexico. I managed not to place any bids, but I fell in love many times over. Nothing is more beautiful than a wild mustang … Continue reading

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Boondocking Blanca BLM

Funny how when you don’t have anywhere specific to go, you usually end up going in circles. I’ve spent the summer driving lazy loops around southern Colorado – I have yet to make it north of I-70 – and I … Continue reading

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Me & My Shadows: Four Corners

You may have noticed, I take a lot of pictures. I’m addicted to this 3-pound weight always hanging around my neck. If I’m outside, it’s with me and I’m always using it, come rain, shine or snow, and in all types of light. At certain … Continue reading

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Donkey Dreaming At Fairplay Burro Days

On Sunday, I drove through Fairplay, Colorado, which I imagine is normally a pretty quiet mountain town. Not last weekend. A banner along the main drag declared it “Burro Days”  and the place was a madhouse! Traffic, people, vendors, re-enactors … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights Over Alamosa

I don’t plan my summers around rodeos, but I always seem to find myself in the right place at the right time a few times each season. Late June into July is known as “Cowboy Christmas” because of the plethora … Continue reading

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Filly Lost & Found: A Mother’s Day Post

A year ago yesterday, in Wyoming, one of my childhood dreams came true. Somewhat lost on back roads, searching for Butch Cassidy’s Outlaw Cave in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, I happened to look off to the side of the … Continue reading

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Crossing Paths: Ten Horses

Now that spring has sprung and the days are warming up I’ve switched to my summer schedule: hiking at sunrise and sunset, to avoid the heat and the rattlesnakes. The other morning, my early start was well rewarded with ten … Continue reading

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