The ride back to camp was pretty uneventful. We mostly cantered back through the range land, trotted and cantered the good sections on the trail and walked the steep climbs. The last 10 miles I was by myself, no one passed and I didn't catch up to anyone. Then about a 1 1/2 miles from the finish as we were coming down the last steep switch back I could hear horse hooves clattering in the riverbed below. We pushed on and caught up with 3 different groups of 7 horses total. They were all stopped in the water resting and sponging. I stopped Hank to let him drink but you know the saying.
Thanks again to my wonderful crew.
Hank is fine. We rounded up cattle with him yesterday.