Guernsey, WY. 13 Miles
The Bounty! ->
As I spent another insane night next to the trains last night and it is
getting cold at night now that I am at around 4500 feet in elevation. I
have been able to see my breath each night as I crawl out of my tent to
go tinkle. By the way, even sleeping in my clothes and with the one
blanket under me and the other over me… I get c o l d… and I have
another 4000 feet in elevation to go. I have no doubt that I will get
dusted with some snow in the Rockies before I get home on Sept. 26th.
So the lack of sleep will change in Casper from losing the train
whistles to gaining the cold and uncomfortable nights. Welcome to being
By the way, I am at the Guernsey Ruts. Go Google it on the net and read up on the area. The ruts and Ft. Laramie are a focal point on the trail. I took my handcart up to the ruts this afternoon and did an historical narration with the handcart actually in the ruts. I have no doubt that my handcart is the first handcart that has been in those ruts since 1860. What an honor to be in the exact same spot as my grandmother and every other pioneer. Let me just dropped a couple of names: Everyone in Brigham Young’s wagon train, every handcart that ever went to Salt Lake, John C. Fremont, Jim Bridger, and on and on. Do a little history lesson for yourself and Google the Guernsey Ruts.
<- Guernsey Ruts
Updates: the leg is doing well, or as well as can be expected.
Hernias are still a concern. Feet are doing well. Rash on upper body
is a concern. Mental outlook is better because of being in WY and
getting additional food stuffs. The daily grind is more tolerable with
Reiker to help pull.