Another day on the AZT

by Gillian Larson | posted: April 18, 2017
Packing up in the morning

This was the scene on Monday morning as I broke camp and packed up the horses before starting our ride that day. It turned out to be another fairly easy section of trail. The morning went smoothly, with mostly gentle rolling hills. There were lots of annoying gates to pass through, however (another consequence of the fact that we are often riding across range land with cattle). Takoda figured it was easy enough that he should get a turn to lead . . .

Takoda leads the way

We also passed a sign pointing the way to Utah . . . only a couple hundred miles to go!

AZT trail sign

Then in the afternoon we faced some steep elevation changes as we entered a more mountainous area. Finally at the end of the day, after completing 25.5 miles, we camped off of a dirt road that the trail follows.

Steep terrain ahead


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