The Handsome Bachelor

It was the evening of our first day in McCullough Peaks, and we had yet to find horses. Our focused had changed from looking for horses to finding camp, and we turned down a relatively dry two-track. We were hoping to find a sheltered area out of sight from the main road, and bonus points if it was near a horse.

When we were starting to wonder, we saw a lone horse. It was hard to make out markings in the fading light, so we hiked closer in the hopes we could see him better. He seemed to have the same idea, for as we neared he trotted closer to see us. We stopped to let him check us out at a safe distance, and got a look at his small star. Once he saw what we were, he relaxed and went back to grazing.

He relaxed as soon as he figured us out.

He relaxed as soon as he figured us out.

Taking advantage of the light, we set up camp. We thought he would continue to graze in the area, and as it turned out, he had only moved a little ways up the road by the time we were done. As we approached, he looked up as if to say, “What took you so long?”

The bachelor seemed to be waiting for us.

The bachelor seemed to be waiting for us.

Then, he continued grazing. He continued to graze parallel to the road, and we walked up a hill so we could sit and watch him as he wandered. It was nice to finally see a horse, and he didn’t seem to mind the company. Then, he disappeared behind a ridge, and we headed back to camp before it got dark.

It was fun to see him against the landscape of McCullough Peaks.

It was fun to see him against the landscape of McCullough Peaks.

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