We Ride Sport and Trail Magazine October 2018 - Page 8

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I have logged a lot of miles in the saddle with close friends, Jody and Jim. The three of us will ride pretty much anywhere – rain or shine, as inclement weather rarely overrides our passion to ride. We simply love spending time in the saddle and each other’s company. For years, I have studied maps - researching and mapping new trails to ride. Jody and Jim will go anywhere I suggest and are always up to a new adventure. They are the ideal trail partners.

In 2015, we started talking about riding the Grand Canyon Mules to Phantom Ranch, staying overnight and riding the South Kaibab Trail out the next morning. For another two years, that’s all we did – talk about it. A tad to our dismay, two sets of friends rode the Canyon – after hearing us “talk” about it. Finally, Jim, now in his late 60’s, asked, “are we going to do this or not…you know I’m not getting any younger?” As a seasoned cowboy, we were not worried about his ability to ride the Canyon, after all we have logged several 40-mile day-rides. That said, it was time to get this trip planned. We narrowed down the months we would prefer to ride, settling on the first part of September.

North Rim, AZ

By Robin Morris

much anywhere – rain or shine, as inclement weather rarely overrides our passion to ride. We simply love spending time in the saddle and in each other’s company. For years, I have studied maps - researching and mapping new trails to ride. Jody and Jim will go anywhere I suggest and are always up to a new adventure. They are the ideal trail partners.

In 2015, we started talking about riding the Grand Canyon Mules to Phantom Ranch, staying overnight and riding the South Kaibab Trail out the next morning. For another two years, that’s all we did – talk about it. A tad to our dismay, two sets of friends rode the Canyon – after hearing us “talk” about it. Finally, Jim, now in his late 60’s, asked, “are we going to do this or not…you know I’m not getting any younger?” As a seasoned cowboy, we were not worried about his ability to ride the Canyon, after all we have logged several 40-mile day-rides. That said, it was time to get this trip planned. We narrowed down the months we would prefer to ride, settling on the first part of September.