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post #11 of 34 Old 01-05-2010, 09:22 PM
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:) Sounds like a great time to me! If you pass through Michigan, you're welcome to camp out at my place for a bit, and then I can join you!
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post #12 of 34 Old 01-05-2010, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to everyone who has responded here. It sure is fun to dream about things such as this! Life would be really sad if we didn't have anything to dream about.
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post #13 of 34 Old 01-05-2010, 11:24 PM
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I would be hard going through highways and such, but hey, if you ever pass by CA on your way, I'll go for a while,too! We should have a rally on here and get people to do it! Seriously!
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post #14 of 34 Old 01-14-2010, 03:13 AM
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I would seriously consider it. :) Hmmm, but I'm curious about cost and such. Anyone got any ideas about how feed and such would be taken care of?

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post #15 of 34 Old 01-14-2010, 05:56 AM
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I would love to be able to do something like that...Your not crazy at all. I have always wanted to do a cattle drive.....

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post #16 of 34 Old 01-14-2010, 09:16 AM
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Road Warrior.
As a person who has done some packing in the Sierra's I have to say...your not crazy at all for wanting to go for it.
There is just nothing like being way out in the back country where there is no noise other than you your horse and the wilderness...
I think it is a wonderful idea, and truly hope you will fulfill your dream!
I've always wondered what it would be like to just kinda live off the land and drift....where there is no modernalities....
If I hear your passing through the sierra's....I will join up! :)
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post #17 of 34 Old 01-14-2010, 09:21 AM
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Two weeks is just not near long enough! Six months....that would be great!
Fishing, hunting and enjoying the back country!
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post #18 of 34 Old 01-20-2010, 02:12 PM
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You aren't crazy at all! I heard of one guy who rode and ponyied a second horse. I think he was doing it for a charity, he raised money to donate once his expenses were taken care of. I think he rode to the capital buildings of cities he went through to prove a point. I don't remember now. Anyway, maybe if you do it for a charity it would help with expenses. He had a website and someone would put up his whereabouts almost daily. Fairgrounds are a cheap place to spend the night and of course there are books on places to stay with your horse while going across country. I would wonder about how to plot out the trail so you don't have to cross highways, I would think that would be the tough part. No books on that.
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post #19 of 34 Old 01-20-2010, 03:04 PM
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You need to check out the Long Riders Guild The Long Riders' Guild There are some great stories and its a good place to start your journey.
I did watch an episode of Rick Lambs Horse Show on RFDTV. Its been a few years ago, but the fellow said one of the hardest things was finding water. You can't just cut someones fence to get to a pond or lake
That's always been one of my problems, too many fences. You would have to do the "blue highways" route.

Check th "missing in action" section on that web site too, kinda scary

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post #20 of 34 Old 01-20-2010, 03:11 PM
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Too Cool Vidaloco!! Thanks so much for the website.
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