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Team: North
Robert Carlo
Thursday, August 29
Halfway with Charlie Brown, Penny, Banjo, Foxy, Shiloh and Ben
Day 30 - Last night we had a thunder and lightning storm after dinner. The lightning put on an awesome show. We watched for a while with complete amazement as the lightning danced across the sky.
Around 4:30am, I awoke to the sound of coyotes. They were howling like I’ve never heard before. I thought it was like a bunch of kids running through camp and I went outside my tent to check it out. The coyotes must have run right through camp several times. It just doesn’t get better than this.
I finally started my day at 6:30 am for we had a long 24 mile horseback cross country ahead of us. We’ve been riding with Mel our new horse outfitter today, and will see him again on Saturday for a mule assisted backpacking trip.
I have been riding Foxy. She is the first mare that I have ridden, the others were all geldings.
Foxy is a great horse, comfortable quick and responsive. We rode about 10 hours and most of it was on a high on the Continental Divide off trails and tough riding. A lot of climbing and ascending.
Not long after we started some rain and wind blew in and spooked the horses shortly after we took off and we fought to keep them in control. In case haven’t figured out it yet the title Charlie Brown, Penny, Shiloh, Ben, Foxy and Holly were out horses.
We saw some deer and coyotes along the way as well as many hawks.
At one point during the day I joked with Charlotte that we should chase some cow we come across on a regular basis. So we did…
Just like “City Slickers”. It was a lot of fun and we couldn’t stop laughing.

Finally the day of riding was over. A turning point for the trek- We crossed into Idaho-30 days to get out of Montana! About 16 days on horseback and almost 300 miles. WOW!
Looking forward to hiking tomorrow.

After dinner tonight Bruce Springsteen was playing on the radio, the fire was going and our American Flag was blowing in the wind- Its almost Labor Day weekend. I’m sitting with new friends of all races and all over the US.
It doesn’t get any more American than this. God, I love the country.
for Thursday, August 29
North South Both




Biographical
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Team: North
Robert Carlo
me and GLACIER  on a break
38-year-old Rob Carlo, was born and raised in Queens, one of the five boroughs...
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Tuesday, September 3
Robert Carlo
Welcome to Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming
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Monday, September 2
Robert Carlo
Labor Day
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Sunday, September 1
Robert Carlo
SPRING CREEK TO BLAIR LAKE
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Sunday, September 1
Robert Carlo
Campfire Friendships
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Saturday, August 31
Robert Carlo
Backpacking Without the Backpacks.
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Friday, August 30
Robert Carlo
Idaho
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Thursday, August 29
Robert Carlo
Halfway with Charlie Brown, Penny, Banjo, Foxy, Shiloh and Ben
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Tuesday, August 27
Robert Carlo
Birthday
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Sunday, August 25
Robert Carlo
I want my ATV!
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Saturday, August 24
Robert Carlo
Rattlesnake! Bees!
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Friday, August 23
Robert Carlo
First To Travel on New Continental Divide Trail
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Monday, August 19
Robert Carlo
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Sunday, August 18
Robert Carlo
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Saturday, August 17
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Thursday, August 15
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Wednesday, August 14
Robert Carlo
No Time To Sleep
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Tuesday, August 13
Robert Carlo
Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
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Sunday, August 11
Robert Carlo
11 Months...
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Friday, August 9
Robert Carlo
Let's go fishin'
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Sunday, August 4
Robert Carlo
Be careful what you ask for
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Friday, August 2
Robert Carlo
Ptarmigan Trail
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Friday, August 2
Robert Carlo
A real dinner at last!
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Wednesday, July 31
Robert Carlo
Kickoff events in Washington, DC
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Monday, July 22
Robert Carlo
My First Journal Entry
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