Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Empire, CO to Waldorf, 1987. We had one section of single person width between the trees. One of us went ahead to catch, then we sent our herd leader, Tyke through first, then one by one while we walked through behind them. We did the same on the way back. We started at 8AM and got back to the beginning about 6PM that day. They stopped maintaining that road in the 1970's, I think. It's brutal and you can hike, or ride or ATV it, but no longer drive up to the town. AND, if you don't have my FIL's old slides from the 1950's, you may not even know WHERE the town really was.
ALSO, when they gave up on the 1st Red River Campaign in LA, April, 1994,a week long event, all of the Cumberland guard bugged out in trucks with the National Guard but WE had to ride 36 miles to our parking lot. One of the bridges was washed out, but we had topo maps. We were only supposed to march/ride 12-15 miles/day.