It's hard to believe our big adventure is right around the corner after so many years of planning and preparation! Tomorrow morning we will load Sage and drive about 4 1/2 hours out to our start point - the geographic center of Nevada. Don't worry if you don't know where that is... most people don't! We'll set up camp and relax for the rest of the day. I'll probably take Sage for a short ride in the evening just to leg up a little. Some folks from the Bureau of Land Management are planning to meet us out there too and camp with us tomorrow night. Thursday morning we will get up at dawn, eat breakfast, tack up, and hit the trail!
I'm still in shock that we managed to get all this together - the time, the expense, the route, the gear, etc. I feel pretty confident that we did all we could do to plan and prepare for the expected things. Nothing we can do about the unexpected. We'll just have to take each day at a time and go from there. I have to thank all my sponsors for their support getting us to this point. Two and a half months is a long time to be on the trail. I'm a little nervous, but overall excited!
Remember, I'll have my tracking device on each day we ride. You'll be able to see exactly where we are on the map on the homepage of this website. I'll also post updates and photos here when I have cell service. Wish us luck and send good thoughts to us out there!
The latest updates from Samantha on the Nevada Discovery Ride.