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Hi from the desert!

We have a tiny bit of cell reception so this is just a quick update and check-in from the trail. It looks like 8-10 more days to Blanding Utah through more dry desert. We are stopped today and getting knowledge from the locals to plan our next campsites according to available water. We will be thankful to get out of the desert- drinking clay filled and stagnant water is getting old. But we have seen some staggeringly incredible scenery! The horses are doing well and handling the lousy water and scant feed like champs. Their weight is still good. Please continue to pray for our safety, for edible vegitation for the horses, and for adequate water as we navigate this last really tough desert stretch. We look forward to sharing our stories of adventure and pictures when we get to another computer. Happy Labor Day- the 6 of us :)


  1. Message from San Juan Chiro…didn’t know how to get this to you so left here. It will work out.
    You are doing great! LOL Terry

    “I just realized that I have not let you know some dates we will be out of the office. We will be gone Sept 6, 9, 10,13,14,16,17. I hope they will be in Blanding on one of the days we are here. Thanks.

    Wendy Johnstun
    San Juan Chiropractic
    792 S. Main St.
    Blanding, Ut 84511

  2. Prayers for your safety, fresh water and good vegetation for the horses. Looking forward to your next blog!

  3. Happy to hear you are all safe. I will definitely continue praying for all 6 of you. For safety, fresh water and food for you all. God be with you.

  4. R & J:
    I contacted the Blanding newspaper about covering a story on you and also re a place to stay.
    Here is their reply…

    The Blue Mountain Panarama is our local newspaper: 435-678-3635

    Lynn Stevens, one of our county commissioners may be interested in hosting you for a couple of days. I have left a message with them about this, so they will be expecting your call. Their number is 435-678-3698. If they are unable to do this, we would be able to put you up here at our place: http://www.abajohaven.com . It would depend on our availability here at Abajo Haven if we can put you up or not, so please try the Stevens first. If neither one of us are able to put you up, please let me know and we will find someone in the area that can accommodate you.

    This is fantastic what you are doing.

    Let us know what else we can help you with.

    Leslie Haven
    Blanding Travel Council

  5. It was great to meet you guys in the Henrys. I hope all is well at the pond we found together
    ( Ok Richard found ). Hope all is well and I will keep in touch. God bless!

  6. Hi. Good to see you are doing ok. My surgery went off well and It was the easiest they hoped for. six weeks in a cast then therapy. Praying for you.

  7. Glad to here you are ok. I miss hearing from you and am looking forward to a nice long conversation when you get to Blanding. Stay safe. Love and prayers are always with you.

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