Well we've been on the trail for two weeks now and let me tell you, every single day has been an adventure! You may have noticed that the tracking map hadn't updated in a couple days; that's because we're taking some much needed rest days. In fact, we will never travel more than six days without taking 1-2 rest days. These are crucial for us all to rest and recuperate and reenergize for the next week's leg of travel!
I'm not counting miles but I think we've traveled about 150 miles or so. We have seen amazing and beautiful terrain, lots of wild animals, and few people. In particular, just about every day we've had to deal with aggressive wild stallions charging camp - they always wait until after midnight when we're fast asleep so we're all delirious! Haha The sight of Ryan chasing after two naughty stallions with a tarp in his underwear under a full moon is something I'll never forget!
We have also seen elk, deer, antelope, and of course lots of cows. For the last few days we've been skirting some major weather and it finally got us at our camp for the rest days. We've had nasty thunderstorms, rain, and hail - but at least we can hide in the tent and I'm not riding in it!
The heat continues to be a challenge, particulary when we're crossing valley floors. We've been taking lots of midday siestas and riding in the evening when it cools down.
Sage is in great health! He is looking fit and strong. Bella for a little wound on her paw so she's been with Ryan for the last week or so. I'm not doing so hot - I broke a tooth and my poor feet are still reeling with blisters! We're making our way to the city of Ely this week and once there I will try to get an emergency visit to the dentist scheduled.
Other er than that - all is well! We're having lots of fun, lots of stress, and everything in between... Exactly how a long ride should be!
The latest updates from Samantha on the Nevada Discovery Ride.