Quoted from the Arizona Trail website:
“In late 1993, an Intergovernmental Agreement was established between Arizona State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management (known as the Arizona Trail Partners) that allows these agencies to cooperatively plan for the development and completion of the Arizona Trail. In 1995, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was developed for the Arizona Trail. Pima County, Walnut Canyon National Monument and the Arizona Trail Association became part of the “Arizona Trail Partners.” Since then, numerous other cities, counties, businesses and non-profit agencies have become official and unofficial partners of the Arizona Trail Association. “
“In 1994 the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) was founded to promote the Arizona Trail as a unique and outstanding recreational and educational resource, and provide opportunities for citizens to become involved in the development, maintenance, use and enjoyment of the Arizona Trail. The ATA is primarily a volunteer group that helps guide the construction and maintenance of the trail. Volunteer labor, membership and donations help us build, maintain and promote the Arizona Trail. “
Can you believe it… only 40 miles left to go. By 2010 the Arizona Trail will be completed. The Watson Cattle Company is spearheading a 40 day, 100 horse, 800 mile ride in 2010 to begin at the Utah border of the Arizona Trail and ending at the Mexico border. I have been in contact and asked to be counted in on this ride. My goal with this ridce is to participate fully adorned from horse to knickers in 1800′s period garb. I’m looking for the adventure, the experience of spending my days one after another out in the wilderness with my horse and like minded folk. This opportunity has been a dream I have had tucked away in my heart since I was very small.
I’ll be using these pages to discuss various aspects of preparing for the trip. Exploring such things as bedrolls, canteens, clothing, and other aspects of 1800′s goods along with the plans as they unfold of the ride itself. I will keep a log of the ride once commenced to blog about upon returning. A year of prep, 40 days of blissfulness and struggle, and a story of a life time to share.
Here are the blog posts to follow:
THE SADDLE PAD
THE BED ROLL, CANTEEN & SADDLE BAGS
CONDITIONING FOR THE RIDE
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