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Beginning a New Year

Candy Moulton
Encampment, Wyo.

I’ve been writing this column for the past 11 years. Just writing that sentence is enough to scare me. Heavens to Betsy, that’s a lot of articles about people, places, history, and adventures in the West (and more recently in Belgium!). Of all the writing I do, I seem to get more feedback from these “On the Trail” articles than anything … I think that is because Fence Post readers are … well … readers!

Over the years, I’ve introduced you to some of my trail friends, most especially Quackgrass Sally, who lives for the Pony Express, driving her horse and wagon over a trail somewhere in the West, and who serves on the National Board for the Oregon-California Trails Association as one way to work toward education about and preservation of the overland trails. Beginning with this column, she is going to join me in writing “On the Trail.” She makes her home on a ranch near Bridger, Mont., and has a fresh perspective to share … like how to make do with a hob-cobble …

I’ve been writing this column for the past 11 years. Just writing that sentence is enough to scare me. Heavens to Betsy, that’s a lot of articles about people, places, history, and adventures in the West (and more recently in Belgium!). Of all the writing I do, I seem to get more feedback from these “On the Trail” articles than anything … I think that is because Fence Post readers are … well … readers!

Over the years, I’ve introduced you to some of my trail friends, most especially Quackgrass Sally, who lives for the Pony Express, driving her horse and wagon over a trail somewhere in the West, and who serves on the National Board for the Oregon-California Trails Association as one way to work toward education about and preservation of the overland trails. Beginning with this column, she is going to join me in writing “On the Trail.” She makes her home on a ranch near Bridger, Mont., and has a fresh perspective to share … like how to make do with a hob-cobble …