|here I am with my trusty horse, Harley
Everything we needed to live for the week got packed in on the mules. Tents, woodstove, food, supplies, everything...
The first day consisted of a four hour ride to the base camp, sometimes on very scary steep and narrow trails. Remember, this was the first time in my life of ever riding a horse!
We had 31 horses and mules total for the trip. Each night they were set free, they would run out of camp and disappear into the mountains to graze and explore. They loved getting their off time!
The wrangler would get up crazy-early and ride out into the mountains, searching for the horses. Once he finds them, he wrangles them back to camp.
The food! OMG! THE FOOD!! Here I was thinking we would be eating hotdogs and hamburgers, but not even close! We had gourmet food cooked on the woodstove by Karen, our backcountry cook. She's been a backcountry cook for 43 years! And boy did she work magic on this little stove, baking biscuits, cakes, breads... The food was ridiculously incredible.
|Ron (wrangler) and Karen (cook)
|fresh baked biscuits!!! Are you kidding me??
|coffee, biscuits and gravy, hash browns and eggs!
|photo courtesy of L
|our therapy space for the day! Crazy-beautiful!
|photo courtesy of E
As I've said, this trip was the most amazing experience of my life. The therapy that took place was exactly what I needed. I came back feeling completely refreshed and grounded. I'm lighter, yet more solid and way more accepting of myself. I feel amazing both internally and externally.
|Me and my boy