On Saturday morning, my mom, my dad and I started the trek up the mountain. We went through Bridger and Custer National Forest so I could show them the sights. They had never been up the mountain. We came to the top of the mountain and signs of horses were everywhere, tracks and stud piles. We parked about half a mile past the welcoming sign and get out to take in the view. There was tracks and piles everywhere but no horses. We quickly got back in the car and drove to Kruger’s cabin still having no luck.
As we got back in the car we saw a dark colored horse in the distance. We drove towards the horse and Pens Cabin (from the distance they looked close), as we approached Pens we couldnt see a single horse. I walked out over the ridge on the opposite side of the road from the cabin and directly below me I spotted Galaxy and his band (Galaxy, Hera, Limerick, Ireland, Maia and Pococeno)
As I looked back to the north I spotted Cloud and his band
Cloud and Feldspar
We came over the hill they had disappeared behind and came upon six more horses.
Feldspar and Mica
There was a large group of 4 wheelers that caught their attention.
From our vantage point on top of the hill we saw a couple of bands go running across the meadow.
The next harem I saw go across the valley was Teton’s band
Teton snaking his band away from the two bachelors that were dogging him.
The bachelors (Jasper and Garay) were dogging Tetons band all the way up and over the hill and then some. He ran out and scared them off a few times but they stayed 75 feet or so behind them. Trotting when they trotted.
Teton is staring down the bachelors who are just almost out of the frame. In the distance you can see another band, I think it is Galaxy’s. They were there earlier.
The boys are turning away as if to hide.
The bachelors interest was temporary peaked by these guys…
But not for long, they went right on harassing Teton again.
As the horses moved out of view we continued down Sykes Ridge, we had about 2 or so hours till night and didnt want to get stuck on the top. We saw one more band on the way down. It was Coronado’s band. They were about 4 miles down sykes.
After that I didn’t see any other horses but I did see some Bighorn Sheep about 5 miles down the road.
The rest of the trip was very uneventful. I hope to go out to the dryhead this weekend and see who is out there.