Category Archives: 2016-06, June 2016 (Oreana)

Guide Graduation Day

My trainer in guide school had warned me that saddle horses tied together on a trail are among the stupidest animals on earth.

Hitch a seasoned pack mule between them and they’re usually fine, but left on their own “they turn plum’ idiot,” he’d observed dryly while stuffing tobacco into his lip. Continue reading

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Roads Less Traveled

One of my first of many business trips to Idaho came just after a huge storm hit the Burley and Rupert area in the early 1980s, extending all the way to Twin Falls. I found it remarkable that I-84 wasn’t plowed, because the state government didn’t have the money to plow it. The interstate was lined with thousands of pheasants, which had come to the edge of the pavement and for some reason had simply died. Continue reading

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